Reviewed by Amanda Browne
Tuesday 9 October 2018, opening night for Saturday Night Fever at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury. One of my favourite theatres, The Waterside glittered in the moonlight a perfect setting for this disco set show. We took to our seats notably we were probably maybe on the young side of what looked like a sell-out crowd.
They had me in the palm of their hand the minute they uttered the words ‘Stayin Alive’. I’m gonna say straight off what a blooming show, bloody loved it. Where do you even start, Richard Winsor … come over here young man, jeez, what a package, literally! John Travolta, who I say, Richard is a ravishing Tony Manero. If this movie, this soundtrack this era is your thing, go buy a ticket.
The dancing is on point and just fantastic, from the opening number ‘Stayin Alive’ there was plenty of jigging in your seats, shoulders swaying to the music. I honestly couldn’t believe it when it came to the interval, where did that first half go. The dance floor mirror is just brilliant, I felt like I was there. I most definitely wanted to get up on the dance floor with the rest of the cast, although to be honest, although my era, I couldn’t have done the dancing as much justice as the cast, a huge bucket of admiration from me. You were all amazing.
Surely everyone knows the story, the show stays fairly true to the film, which is good, loved loved loved the Bee Gees, who had a centre stage role throughout. Their voices were amazing and added that authenticity to the show. When Tony and Stephanie took to the floor to How Deep is Your Love I was putty in their hands.
There are so many of my favourite hits, I felt fit to burst, the singing the acting, oh the dancing. I was blown away. Super fab feel good experience that I think I could watch again and again. Not sure how I’ll sleep tonight, I’m still drooling over Richard Winsor in his white 3-piece suit, Kate Parr (Stephanie) you are one lucky woman. I honestly don’t think you would be disappointed, go get yourself a ticket and experience the Night Fever for yourself.
Tickets cost from £17.90 to £55.90 (plus £3.65 transaction fee).
Saturday Night Fever is at the Waterside Theatre in Aylesbury from 9-13 October 2018, for more information or to book tickets visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury or call the box office on 0844 871 7607.
Waterside Theatre, Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1UG | 0844 871 7607