Tell me on a Sunday 2021
Tell Me On A Sunday: The Lowry
The iconic role of Emma in the one woman, one-act song cycle, Tell Me On A Sunday, has been played by the likes of Sarah Brightman,Bernadette Peters, Claire Sweeney and Marti Webb and now it’s the turn of West End star Jodie Prenger to take the gauntlet.
Prenger is Emma, the ordinary English girl from Muswell Hill whose turbulent search for love takes her to Manhattan, then California, and back to Manhattan.Jodie is very likeable, engaging, strong, tender and believable. Set across a backdrop of the New York skyline, it has a jazz club/cabaret feel to it and the large auditorium of the Lowry Theatre almost dilutes this beautiful production meaning that some of the intimacy is lost.
Prenger brings a level of humour and emotion to the songs, and whilst at times it felt she could let go a little more, she certainly does show us what a beautiful voice she has. With no dialogue, it is straight from one song to the next, telling the story of one unsuitable boyfriend after another, all described in letters home to her long-suffering mum.
Prenger’s portrayal of Emma is an utter joy and if this is your first trip back to the theatre Post Covid,Prenger and the five-strong band (under the musical supervision of Francis Goodhand) will welcome you back with open arms and provide a wonderful evening.
Tell Me On A Sunday is on all week until the 23rd October at The Lowry. A great night of entertainment.
Dean Thomas-Lowde for Canal St Media
Published: 21-Oct-2021 (6414)