I’ve seen a lot of musicals – Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Guys & Dolls and Les Miserables – just to name a few, but I’d never seen a one woman musical before. So on Monday night when I made my way to the magnificent Caird Hall, a theatre that has been graced by everyone from Bowie to the Beatles, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. Starring West End star and former I’d Do Anything winner, Jodie Prenger, Tell Me On A Sunday tells the story of a young English woman’s emotional journey to find perfect love in the big apple.
The show, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black features some of the duos finest songs including Take That Look Off Your Face and Tell Me on A Sunday, both of which Jodie and her spectacular voice, performed superbly well.
But surprisingly it wasn’t the stunning musical score that was the highlight for me, it was Jodie’s superb acting skills. Her performance was captivating and she pulled off this one woman show with ease. I found one scene where the lead (and unnamed) character had her heart broken, particularly moving. Jodie’s eyes glittering in the darkness just about pushed me over edge but thankfully, she pulled me back up again before I officially slipped into emotional wreck mode! After the show, Jodie came back out with the musical producer of the show, to perform a few more songs and to answer questions from the audience. Out of character, Jodie was every bit as warm and funny as any leading lady and it was clear that she has all the talent and stage presence she needs, to be entertaining audiences for a very long time to come.
Tell Me On A Sunday is touring the UK until the 8th of June. Visit: www.tellmeontour.co.uk for details.