Reviewed by Debbie Lowndes
My husband I attended the Regent Theatre in Stoke for Signed, Sealed, Delivered – A Tribute to Stevie Wonder.
Before I review the show, I will just mention what a lovely theatre Stoke’s Regent Theatre is. The theatre is full of helpful, friendly staff. It is a modern and welcoming, there are three bars available for refreshments, so this keeps queuing to a minimum. Parking is easy and within very close walking distance. The theatre is surrounded by lovely bars and eateries for pre and after show refreshments.
Now about the show. Stevie Wonder has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is one of the world’s most successful performers. The vocalist portraying Stevie Wonder, Lejaune André, acted and sang like him. At times I felt the backing singers needed to be a little louder as some of the words we unclear at times. Having said that thought it did not spoil the show in anyway.
The seven-piece band was amazing and special credits to the sax player, she played extremely well.
The costumes were great and true to the era.
The singers gain audience participation and most of the audience were up on their feet singing along. The backing singers and dancers we’re pulling off many energetic dance moves.
With songs such as Superstition, Higher Ground, Master Blaster, Sir Duke, Part-Time Lover, Isn’t She Lovely, and the biggest international hit of all time – I just Called To Say I Love You it was a fabulous show. One of the final songs was Happy Birthday to you which Stevie dedicated to a young boy within the audience which was a nice touch. The show ended of course with one of his best sellers Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
The show is definitely worth a visit, especially if you are a dedicated Stevie Wonder fan.
For other shows at the Regent Theatre in Stoke visit www.atgtickets.com/regent-theatre.
Regent Theatre, Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1AP | 0844 871 7649