After the whirlwind of rehearsals and performance schedule of Santa Claus The Musical, I was pleased to spend a few days R&R is Cornwall. Whilst there I visited The Rowena Cade Exhibition Centre at The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno. I was thrilled to see the display for the coveted Minack Theatre Award was featuring Moving Stories’ 2012 production of Twelfth Night for which I composed the music.
Emma Gersch’s clear, pacey and hugely enjoyable production owes not a little of its success to Matthew Reeves’ original score, so evocative of the 1920s, and the scintillating playing of his talented quartet of musicians, who not only play at least 2 instruments each, but also dance, act and occasionally sing. The play ends with a joyous rendition of Feste’s final song by the whole company, to which the audience cannot help but clap along. A fitting ending to an ebullient, effervescent and extremely intelligent production.
Vanessa Gibson, Minack Theatre