Ghost The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre.
ADAPTING this much loved movie classic into a stage show was always going to be a big ask.
The story see lovebirds Sam and Molly who’s romance is bought to a sudden end when the former is murdered. But it is a love that last after life and Sam protects Molly even in death.
Slight confession time, I have never seen the movie so while I was aware of it, I didn’t know quite what to expect from the show.
The first thing that stands out about this production is the special effects which are absolutely stunning. The backdrops, lighting and set design helps to create the many stunning vistas seen throughout the show.
As you would expect with a big budget musical, the choreography is slick and very well timed in all of the musical numbers. Dave Stewart, best known for his work for the Eurythmics, creates a sumptuous score full of emotion.
And while the production side of the show is absolutely flawless it is sad that the acting doesn’t quite reach the same admittedly very high standards
The one cast member to really stand out is Wendy Mae Brown playing the psychic. It is a truly scene stealing performance and the audience was in stitches with some wonderfully one liners.
But Stewart Clarke and Rebecca Trehearn playing the leads, it would have nice to have seen them a little more playful in the scenes before Sam was murdered. They are both perfect in the ending packed full of emotion and leaving many audience in need of a tissue.
This is a timeless, romantic classic and perfect for those who love the film.
Review by Steve Mills
Ghost The Musical will be performed at Milton Keynes Theatre until Saturday. For tickets call 0844 871 7652 or visit www.atgtickets.com/miltonkeynes.