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Sunday, 24 October 2021

What's New Pussycat? At the Birmingham Repertory Theatre #Review

What's New Pussycat? 

At the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Thursday October 19th brought the World Premiere Gala Performance of new musical What's New Pussycat? to the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. I was one of the lucky ones who was invited to join them on the Red Carpet with a host of celebrity guests on the night.

Get ready for toe tapping music, fashion mods and rocking romance in this brand new musical comedy inspired by the classic Henry Fielding novel The History of Tom Jones. Written by Tony Award winning, Joe Di Pietro and featuring the iconic songs of Sir Tom Jones, this hilarious new show invites you to relive London’s swinging sixties in all its delicious excess. It’s 1965 and ladies’ man Tom Jones arrives in London with a broken heart, but he also has big dreams and a big voice. He quickly discovers an exciting world of mods and miniskirts, dancing and decadence, but most of all…incredible music. Romance and adventure await, but will Tom ever be reunited with his one true love, who seems more interested in designing for Carnaby Street than in being Mrs. Tom Jones? 

This show is jam packed with amazing voices, I had goosebumps on several occasions. There's some real show stoppers. You’ll hear all of Sir Tom Jones greatest hits including Green, Green Grass of Home, It’s Not Unusual, Leave Your Hat On, Delilah, Mama Told Me Not To Come, Sex Bomb and, What’s New Pussycat? All performed by an amazing cast.

Tom Jones played by the very talented Dominic Andersen lit up the stage that night and pulled everyone in. He gave an amazing performance with his incredible voice. The swinging 60's didn't fail to deliver with his eye catching dance moves and show stopping style. I can see why it's over 12's as one scene sees Mr Tom Jones bear all but his underpants, not that we minded at all. It was very easy to see why everyone fell in love with this Tom Jones. 

{Photograph by Pamela Raith}

I loved BrontĂ© BarbĂ© as Mary Western who looked absolutely gorgeous in her mini skirts and adored Rebekah Hinds as the The Girl In The Polka Dot Dress, she was hilarious. The whole cast were wonderful and the show even more so. I found myself singing along with every song and laughing out loud like I hadn't done in such a long time. It was fantastic to be back at the theatre and to see such a fabulous show, made me fall in love with the theatre again.

{Photograph by Pamela Raith}

{Photograph by Pamela Raith}

{Photograph by Pamela Raith}

What's New Pussycat? is running right up until November 14 so book now for the musical comedy event you’ve been waiting for! Ticket prices start from just £17.50 and show running time is 2 hours 20 minutes, 20 minutes is the interval and the show is suitable for ages 12+.

What's New Pussycat? Gets a wonderful 5* s from me - It's truly fantastic! 

You can book your tickets from Birmingham Rep online now.

Disclosure: I was invited to the premiere as a guest. I've written this post because I had such an amazing time and wanted to share my review with all of you.

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