Glenn Meads should not be allowed to make comments like this about Aleds dancing and to compare his dancing with that of Adam Coopers, after all the only dancing training Aled had, was in Strictly come Dancing, and to compare that with someone who trained at the Royal Ballet for 8 years, is just ludicrous....and Aled is the singing part of the show, and he does that excellently, and to compare the voices of Adam and Aled is another mistake, Aled is a Classical/Ballad singer, and again Adam could not do that,,, So both must be treated as separate talents.... The singing was fantastic, and the dancing was also just that of the individuals.....also the personalities between "Bob and Phil" one serious, and one lighthearted , that is what came across as it should...then Bob eventually was changed by falling in Love, although he tried not to...a great story in my oppinion...all the other major parts were well cast, in my mind it deserves 5*....Wonderful, Rosina, (backed up by Tom) - Rosina Wood
20 Dec 09
Its ok. The Lyric at the Lowry isn't a theatre which lends itself to any degree of intimacy and I felt that sometimes I didn't feel that I was 'part of the show'. Which is a shame, because the producers certainly havn't scrimped on the budget for 'White Christmas', and its a good production. The plot though is flimsy, and sometimes the dialouge a bit too cheesy. That said the big production numbers are terrific - the highlight being the wonderful Second Act opening - "I love a piano". Adam Cooper is as graceful as you'd expect, and Suzanne Shaw by far exceeded my expectations (the fact she can hold her own when dancing with Cooper is high enough praise). Aled Jones has a wonderful voice, but his American accent seemed to desert him from the second scene, and he is overly stretched when dancing with Cooper.Louise Playwright also deserves special mention for he lungs of steel, and cutting delivery of the dry humour of her character. Its a worthwhile night out, ok the plot just bobs along in a pensioner-on-a-zimmer-frame sort of a way and its certainly a see-it-once, and once-only, kind of a show, but in being uplifting 'White Christmas' satisfies it's primary goal - Richard
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