Thursday, 24 March 2011

Let Me Entertain You

This celebration of the legendary Robbie Williams certainly lived up to its title when the tour made its debut appearance at De Montfort Hall in Leicester last night. The show is much more than a humble tribute act to the king of pop. Internationally renowned impersonator, JK, oozed the same cheeky charm as Williams and JK’s stage presence and voice are uncanny to the star too. Opening the show with the song by the same title – Let Me Entertain You – got the audience on their feet and many didn’t sit down all night. With great hits including Rock DJ, Angel, Shame and She’s the One on the set list for the evening, it was clear that whether you’re a die-hard Williams fan or just a music lover you would be in for a treat. The energy in the hall was high all night and looking at the audience was like watching a sea of arms. JK kept the show a celebratory event by telling the audience about key events in Williams’ life and re-created some of the pinnacle moments from his career such as the swing concert at the Royal Albert Hall. During the infamous Knebworth concert which was reputedly the biggest UK pop concert of all times, Williams’ got the crowd to form a mass karoke. JK encouraged the audience at De Montfort Hall to do the same last night and there was something quite spectacular about hearing almost 1,000 people singing Strong. On stage, JK was supported by three female back-up singers/dancers, two of which performed the duet songs Something Stupid and Kids with JK in the second half of the set. There was also a band including two guitarists, a bass player, keyboard player and drummer. There performance helped gel the whole show together. The show officially opened in Stoke on Trent in June 2010 to rapturous applause with special guests including Robbie Williams’ father Pete Conway. Along with top musical directors, choreographers and award winning musicians, singers and dancers it took 8 years to perfect and master what is quickly becoming one of the most talked about theatre shows in the country. If you’re looking for an enjoyable night out with friends then this show would be the perfect tonic. For further information visit The tours next stop will be on May 5 at Grove Theatre in Dunstable. Originally written for The Public Reviews.

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