The above video shows snippets of the Cabaret cast in rehearsal. As Spud had no dancing to do – to his immense relief – there’s only a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of him.
A lovely email from a friend reminded me that I have been pretty quiet of late (the Hub has just fallen out with that particular friend; I can’t think why). I must remember to change my encouraging subscriber tag line from Try to keep up; I talk a lot to Try to remember me; I forget to blog.
I’ve been busy with one thing and another, this and that, bits ‘n’ pieces, the usual. I hope that clears things up?
I did take time out from my busy schedule to visit Spud in Sheffield and watch him in Cabaret. Naturally, he was wonderful. The whole show was, especially the three leads, including Sergio Filipe as the Emcee, who had better legs, lines and moves than any of the girls. And I say that without any bias, because you know I never boast about my children or their friends.
And I managed to type that whole paragraph with a straight face.
If you don’t believe me about how great he/it was, you can read two reviews:
This is from a student paper, lb, which says that
Alex Cosgriff as Cliff Bradshaw and Tori Klays as Sally Bowles gave fine performances as the lead couple. Cosgriff’s journey from awkward enjoyment to disillusionment felt perfectly natural…
And this from a Sheffield paper, The Star:
CSUPAS have produced a terrific rendition of Joe Masteroff’s original 1966 Broadway production.
Alex Cosgriff plays shy novelist, Clifford Bradshaw. He arrives in 1930s Berlin and soon finds himself falling in love with Sally Bowles, an English singer at the Kit Kat Klub.
We get a pleasant surprise when the reticent Clifford duets with Sally later in Perfectly Marvellous and reveals a great singing voice.
Now do you believe me?
Spud sent me the links with the following excited message:
My first review that wasn’t written by my Mum!
Like I’d ever be biased.