The Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove
Saturday 1st November, 2104
Last night I experienced two exciting “firsts” – I attended my first show at the charming Village Theatre, Sanctuary Cove … and I met the wonderful stage and cabaret performer, Katherine Rodrigues. I attended the opening night of her new show, The Bombshells.
No, not the play of a similar name by Joanna Murray-Smith, but in the self-scripted and directed musical production The Bombshells, Ms Rodrigues explores the lives and the music of the “grand dames” of the music business … and laments their all-too-often early demises. Marilyn Munro, Judy Garland, Whitney Huston … plus the slightly better preserved, Liza Minnelli and the legendary Dolly Parton.
Accompanied by a seamless blend of quality backing tracks and the extremely talented Musical Director, Joel Nicholas Curtis on the keyboard, Ms Rodrigues belts out and dances her way through some of the afore-mentioned bombshells’ classic hit songs. Four energetic young dancers maintain a level of energy and movement – their choreography by Michelle Wriggles tying in beautifully with the story being told in words and song by this multi-skilled leading lady.
Whilst the audio struggles at time to cope with her powerful voice, the show is tight, beautifully dressed and well structured. Sanctuary Cove is not that far away and I’d suggest you all head up there for an enjoyable show and a great meal afterwards at one of the numerous fine nosheries on offer in the immediate precinct. The best part is – there’s an abundance of parking – and it’s free.