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Copacabana by Barry Manilow

TOPS Musical Theatre Company

Hampton Hill Theatre - 13 April 2019

Copacabana by Barry Manilow

Copacabana

by Barry Manilow

TOPS Musical Theatre Company at Hampton Hill Theatre 

There was a great buzz on the opening night of Barry Manilow’s Copacabana.  As a well-known larger-than-life show full of music and passion, it is a real feel-good concoction of feathers and sparkle, which this audience were clearly looking forward to.  The nightclub ambience transports the audience into the varying locations of the action as it moves from New York to Havana. 

 

The story opens with Stephen, working on the composition of a hit musical.  As we hear his wife calling him to get ready for their anniversary night out, we realise that, engrossed in his work, he is neglectful of their relationship.  But at the end of the show, Stephen realises that his dream-girl character Lola was actually an incarnation of his wife.  It renews his love for her, a classic happy ending which left the audience on a huge high.

Read Jennifer King’s review at www.markaspen.com/2019/04/10/copa

Photography by Ace


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