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LOST IN MUSIC One Night at the Disco at the Adelphi Theatre

Lost in Music – One Night at The Disco aims to recreate the songs and sounds of the 1970s with two and a half hours of non-stop disco-style music in the styles of Earth Wind and Fire, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor, Sister Sledge, Chic and many more. Altogether the audience was given about thirty songs and clearly knew every single one! In fact, almost the whole house, including Hanna my colleague, were on their feet and clapping, singing and dancing along from the very start, enjoying every moment.

Lost In Music – One Night at the Disco
Lost In Music – One Night at the Disco

The credit for such a successful evening must go to the performers who all worked incredibly hard, determined to keep everyone up and out of their seats: they must have been exhausted by the end, and the audience must have been as well, but still demanded more!

The superbly talented seven-piece band was led by musical director/keyboard Tony Wood, presumably responsible for the arrangements. Lee Hallam (trombone), Pelham Wood (reeds) and Chris Dawkins (guitar) were all given jazzy solos which they certainly made the most of, as well as giving the singers slight respite!

I was impressed by the energy of the five singers, Kevin Cole and Bilai Aygei (male vocals) and Jackie Walters, Natalie Collins, and Taryn Charles (female vocals) who all, as well as being given their own numbers, also acted as backing vocalists, nearly everyone being involved in each song. There was little time for talking, or for the audience to take breath, as each number, from EVERYBODY DANCE to RELIGHT MY FIRE and from the title track LOST IN MUSIC to AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ followed without pause.

Loud it certainly was, energetic it certainly was, hugely enjoyable it certainly was for the whole audience, many of whom, like me, could not have remembered the 1970s. As I was exiting after the show I overheard one younger member of the audience say “it was fantastic – one of the best night’s out I’ve had in a long time”, a feeling echoed, I am sure, by many other people.

If you like a nostalgic, non-stop, loud, feel-good evening out, this is for you! LOST IN MUSIC is touring throughout the UK during 2023, including ATG’s newly refurbished and opened Granville Theatre in Ramsgate on 28 October, where the aforementioned Hanna is demanding to see it again, as I am sure you will!

5 Star Rating

Review by John Groves

One Night at the Disco
Adelphi Theatre

Tuesday 13 June at 7.30pm


New Theatre Oxford
Fri 13 Oct 2023

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent
Sat 4 Nov 2023

Granville Theatre, Ramsgate
Sat 28 Oct 2023

Sunderland Empire
Thu 12 Oct 2023

Liverpool Empire
Sun 24 Sep 2023

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  • John Groves

    John Groves studied singing with Robert Easton and conducting with Clive Timms. He was lucky enough to act in the British premiere of a Strindberg play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe more years ago than he cares to remember, as well as singing at the Royal Opera House - once! He taught drama and music at several schools, as well as examining the practical aspects of GCSE and A level drama for many years. For twenty five years he has conducted a brass band as well as living on one of the highest points of East Sussex surrounded by woodland, deer, foxes and badgers, with kites and buzzards flying overhead.

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