|*Thanks to Kinetic for tickets to see the performance. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.|
I’m a massive fan of Kinetic Theatre Arts, so I was really excited to be invited to their ‘5 Years On…’ celebration at City Hall, Cardiff. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I brushed off a few smarter-than-usual clothes and met Nanny Kim ready for the fun night ahead!
We arrived at City Hall ahead of the event and grabbed a drink before finding our seats. City Hall is mesmerising, with super high ceilings and beautiful decor, it’s a truly breathtaking venue. I loved how they’d set up the room, with a pretty large stage, lots of seating and a glitzy ‘5’ to the side of the stage.
Time flew and the performance began with songs from Chorus Line, a performance I remember like it was yesterday! Jade Wellbeloved was confident and sassy as she performed Dance Ten Looks Three, and the harmonies amongst the whole cast were wonderful.
After this was a performance from the Theatre School Section, and When I Grow Up (Matilda) totally broke my heart; it was beautiful and very heart felt.
Other performances that stood out during the first half included Ethan Whitcombe’s rendition of If I Can’ Love Her, Only Us performed by Jack Meek and Georgia Tonge and (of course!) the beautiful performance of Memories by the lovely Amanda Henderson.
The second half kept up momentum and I loved the performance of Mungojerrie & Rumpleteaser (CATS) by Cerith Freeman and Zoe Martin.
The performance ended with my favourite musical Rent, and I was taken aback by Morgan Thomas as Roger. He performed One Song One Glory and it was amazing, I’m definitely keeping my eyes peeled for more of his performances within the show!
It was fab to see how far everyone has come, and how much they all love performing and how they are a solid team of performers. I loved seeing Jade Wellbeloved, as well as glimpses of Laura Dawkes (who I cannot wait to see as Ariel this year!), plus Jack Meek and Jack Davies who we’ve seen grow and develop over the past few years.
|Photo credit: Saffron Jenkins.|
There were also some surprisingly gorgeous performances from Georgia Miller (I thought she stood out several times during the night), Georgia Tonge and Zoe Martin. I was incredibly impressed throughout by these very talented ladies!
We also had the fortune to hear from Kris Crowley (Director/Choreographer), Liz York (Musical Director) and Emma Pawsey (Musical Director). Each speech was delivered with a passion and a love for theatre and Kinetic; it was a joy to see their pride for a group of very talented and successful group of people.
I thought this event was a fantastic way to showcase and celebrate their talents, and I’m really excited about what the future holds for Kinetic Theatre Arts.