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All the Fun of the Fair

All the Fun of the Fair

All the Fun of the Fair has arrived at the Manchester Opera House.

Like father, like son... They'll take you for a ride! David Essex stars in this hit West End musical, which features a mix of David Essex hits alongside brand new songs.

David Essex plays Levi, the father and owner of a travelling fun fair.
It follows the story of old versus young, old ways and new ways, as well as following your heart.  Starring Rob Compton as Jack, Levis son, who gives a stellar performance that will make you laugh, cry and completely fall in love with this story.  You'll hear the second sights of Rosa, played by Louise English.

You'll then be torn apart by the love that hurts Mary (Susan Hallam-Wright) and Alice (Tanya Robb).  But you'll find laughter and hidden depth in Jonny, who was played by Tim Newman.

This musical is a truly wonderful surprise with great scenery that truly makes you feel at the fair.  The music really fits the story, sung brilliantly by all, you cannot help but tap your foot.  Great acting throughout, with excellent special effects and surprises.  The twist and turns of a travellers life truly make this a worth while night.

As you'd expect of a fun fair, there is crafty cons and candy floss, dodgems and death-defying feats, fairground horses and fights, romance and rock 'n' roll, you're sure to go on a rollercoaster of a ride.
Inspired by David's best-selling album, All the Fun of the Fair features a helter skelter of hits such as Winter's Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me and My Girl - Nightclubbing, Silver Dream Machine and Rock On.

Go to the fair and hold on tight, it will be a bumpy ride, but make sure you don't miss out before it leaves town.  All the Fun of the Fair is on at the Manchester Opera House until Saturday 28th January 2012.

Reviewed by Jamie Masterman for canal-st.co.uk

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Published: 25-Jan-2012

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