Smackee put on a splendid show at The Brook, Soham - but it was not backed as well as it should have been

PUBLISHED: 15:33 01 November 2012

Barry Walker's SMACKEE

Barry Walker's SMACKEE

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ON Friday, I was fortunate enough to acquire tickets for a show held at The Brook in Soham.

The much celebrated showgroup Smackee, founded by its leader Barry Walker, put on a splendidly colourful and most melodious presentation of some of the music from many of London’s top West End musicals.

The audience were treated to songs from Evita, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon and Chicago, among others, culminating with a selection of songs from Phantom.

The group drifted effortlessly from one song to another. The singing was perfectly tuned with constant, beautiful costume changes.

Most disappointingly, especially to Barry, the group’s leader, the show was not as well backed by the public, as it most definitely should have been.

A great deal of effort was put in by both the organisers at the Brook and the group themselves to bring to Soham a show that would normally not be seen by theatre-goers outside London.

However, undeterred, Smackee did not falter in any way to bring to Soham a magnificent show that was hugely enjoyed by those who attended and who rose to their feet to heartily applaud the cast and crew for their splendid efforts.

All those who attended hope that the Brook might consider a future booking, featuring another of their four different shows, each with a different theme.

MARLENE YOUNG

Littleport

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