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Divas London at The Prince Of Wales Cabaret Venue

Did you know the Latin word for a goddess is Diva? It has often been used to refer to a celebrated woman of outstanding talent in the world of opera, theatre, cinema, fashion, and popular music. Simon Gross obviously has the same dictionary going by his latest production Divas London which has hit the West End at the Prince of Wales on Drury Lane.

Divas LondonThe show is a celebration of the songs of musical divas throughout from the 1960s to the present day. Simon has assembled a really talented group to perform the music of Tina Turner, Madonna, Lulu, the Spice Girls and, well I could go on and on. Basically if you can think of a female singer or girl group in the last sixty odd years, the chances are one of their songs will appear in the show. Simon hosts, in his alter ego as Miss Hot Stuff and, as you would expect, has the audience eating out the palm of her hand from the get-go. Whether it’s instinct or just years of experience, Gross knows how to get an audience into the party mood and ready for a great night’s entertainment.

And what a show. The principal ‘divas’ – Mollie Mason-King, Rebecca Williamson, and Pamela Ivonne-Cole – backed by the very handsome Conor Ensor and Shaun Curtis, deliver a powerful show with so many songs that people know and love – and the good thing is that singing along is allowed and even encouraged. The crowd lapped it up. Young and old, they joined in with gusto and had a thoroughly great time. There were some amazingly fast costume changes, and everyone worked really hard to not only deliver their numbers – no lip syncing, this is all pure live singing – but also look the part.

And it worked. I loved the show from ‘Hot Stuff’ – with some very enthusiastic choreography delivered by Shaun and Connor – through ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ to ‘Stop In the Name of Love’ – sung by the most unusual version of the Supremes I’ve ever seen – ‘Proud Mary’ and onwards to the finale. In fact, I could have happily stayed for another couple of hours. Although it’s hard, as everyone was great, my favourite performer was Pamela Ivonne-Cole. What a voice and what a stage presence she had. Tackling everything from Aretha to Whitney, Pamela delivered hit after hit in perfect style.

Divas London is fun and really enjoyable and, I think, perfect for everyone. I went alone – Billy No Mates once more – but there were groups there and the show is a great opening for a night on the town, a celebration or just to have a fabulous night out in the heart of London.

5 Star Rating

Review by Terry Eastham

London’s leading adult pantomime producers The Entertainment Providers the team that brought the sell out critically acclaimed Snow White And The Seven Merry Men in 2021 and Sinderfella in 2022 sashay back into the West End this Summer with a brand new party show Divas London at The Prince Of Wales Cabaret Venue , Drury Lane, London from 15th June for three limited week season !

Divas London is a brand new LIVE all singing all dancing party show celebrating the world’s greatest Divas Powerhouses Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Cher, Celine Dion, Brittany Spears , Beyonce, Diana Ross as well London’s home bred talent Amy Winehouse and Adele

The show will feature a top West End cast and dancers with Drag compere the hilarious Simon Gross.

LISTINGS
Divas London
VENUE: The Prince Of Wales, 150, Drury Lane , London, W1D
DATES: 15th June -2nd July (Thursday -Sunday)

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