Exmouth Musical Theatre Company’s superb Rhythm of Life

16:41 10 December 2014

The Rythm of Life by EMCO. Ref exe 0011-50-14. Picture: Emma Crane-Woodman from Exmouth Photo Services.

The Rythm of Life by EMCO. Ref exe 0011-50-14. Picture: Emma Crane-Woodman from Exmouth Photo Services.

Archant

I had the good fortune to attend Exmouth Musical Theatre Company’s recent Rhythm of Life concert at Exmouth Pavilion.

It was a performance, not only to celebrate the achievements of the company by entertaining and giving so much enjoyment to Exmouth audiences over the years, but to remember two special people who gave a lot to the company – the former chairman, Val Clarke and former president, David Whitehead, both of whom, sadly died in 2013. Both proud Exmothians and devoted to the society.

All involved in this concert did them both proud.

The gala performance got off to a cracking start with the singing of 42nd Street. This concert was packed with songs from the many shows that they have performed over the years, including personal favourites of Val and David. There were many show-stopping numbers, performed both on the stage and around the hall; spellbinding performances with high standards of singing and choreography. I Dreamed A Dream was sheer magic. It was good to hear some Julian Slade and also music from Mack and Mabel, a show we would love to see and hear more of.

The company used the versatility of its members to sing and perform in such a variation of style and content from a very skilful Gilbert and Sullivan medley to a superb rendition of Jersey Boys.

Rhythm of Life was packed with 35 songs that must have taken some dedicated rehearsing. It appeared slick and seamless in the acting, choreography, direction and musical direction.

There are far too many people to name in this concert, from familiar faces through to comparative newcomers, all performing their hearts out for the audience, the company, for Exmouth and most of all on this occasion, for Val and David,

Well done EMCO. Another triumph! Can’t wait for the next!

Graham Liverton

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Midweek Herald visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Midweek Herald staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Midweek Herald account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 18:31
Oklahoma! in rehearsal at London's Imperial College.

Imperial Productions is back in Budleigh Salterton this week with another production of a classic musical, Oklahoma!

Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2016
Flats and Sharps

Flats and Sharps are appearing this Wednesday (July 27) at Otterton Mill, near Budleigh Salterton.

Read more
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ian Dowell's new book

Ian Dowell’s informative books on Exmouth’s past – which raise money for charity and include an edition focusing on the town’s seafront (pictured) – will be on sale at the next Exmouth Craft Fair.

Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016
A La Ronde. National Trust Images/Derrick E Witty.

PAUL STRANGE looks back at an Exmouth landmark, which is celebrating 25 years of being managed by the National Trust

Read more
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Bicton Street Blues

There’s blues and more coming up at the Bicton Inn in Exmouth’s Bicton Street.

Read more
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The Phil Beer Band. Picture: Contributed

Phil Beer is set to take his band to The Beehive!

Read more
Monday, July 18, 2016
Clive Aslet. Photo: Diana Bowerman.

After nearly 40 years working for Country Life magazine - 13 years as editor - award-winning journalist Clive Aslet has ventured into the world of novel writing.

Read more
Monday, July 18, 2016
Elle, Tim and Steve and volunteers Jenny, Val, Miranda, Jan and Brian will provide visitors information about latest sightings, directions and general information about the Wetlands.

Hospiscare coffee is set to be served at Seaton Wetlands this autumn.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

Most Read Entertainment

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications