So, last week we weaved our way along Shaftesbury Avenue to the Palace Theatre. The roof of the theatre entrance featured an impressive display of different coloured umbrellas and a model of the main character - silent movie star Don Lockwood. The beautiful red brick building is equally as stunning inside as it is out, with ornate carving and cherubs lining the interior of the audience seating.
The musical comedy is set in a time of change. Welcome to 1920s Hollywood, a place where talking movies are becoming the next big thing. Cue trouble for silent movie stars Don Lockwood and his on screen love Lina Lamont. This is until Lockwood meets chorus girl Kathy Seldon who he falls in love with.
No expense was spared when it came to the iconic Singin' in the Rain scene. Just before the interval it was a good way to bring an end to the first half and Adam Cooper (Lockwood) looked like he was having fun ensuring the audience members in the front few rows of the stalls got as wet as possible.
The standout character for me was Lina Lamont, played by Katherine Kingsley who provided several comical moments. However, you could see the whole cast giving it their all and enjoying it at the same time.