The last few months have been rather humbling for me. At the rehearsals for The Three Belles “In The Mood” I have been surrounded by people with so much amazing talent that, to be honest, I’ve been quite gobsmacked.
The Three Belles themselves are extraordinary enough. Smart, funny, pretty – damn it, they have everything and I am so sure that they will go far. How could they not, with the talent they have!?
Let’s look at the cast, too. The beautiful Cathleen (Emily Jane Buck) I first saw guesting in last year’s In The Mood at The Guildhall. She was really impressive. I also saw her playing Rosalind in Die Fledermaus. The thing that I noticed about her on stage was the way she acted and sang with such amazing confidence – and brilliance.
Then there’s Lieutenant Jo Maloney, played by Murray Grindon. Murray is a goodlooking charming young man who has the most marvellous, soft American accent. He plays his part with good humour and subtlety, and I have grown to like him a lot.
I first noticed Audrey, played by Sophie Clark, at Die Fledermaus, too. Some prize comedy singing from her really made the night work – and her slightly nervous character Audrey will make her singing debut at In The Mood. Great voice, and a natural.
There are so many more to watch out for. But I only have a little space here, and I am writing a blog, not a novel. So for now I will mention one more: Tom Cross. Naturally funny, smart, silly and loveable, he’s your man when it comes to compering the show.
It’s going to be a great night at In The Mood on the 18th! You can get your ticket here! Enjoy.