She The Musical

'She' in Cheltenham 2012: A Review by Mel Nicholls

The Understudies Show

I was lucky enough to be able to watch 'She' at The Playhouse Theatre last Saturday for the matinee performance. I did not know what to expect as had not heard of the story before or seen a performance at this theatre.

I was spellbound straight away, not only from the actors before me but also the music, a strong rock core with fantastic percussion that was the heartbeat of the performance.

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The lead cast were convincing and captivating, Chris Lewis as Holly had a most unique and hypnotic voice while Ben Perkins as Leo was dashing yet suitably strong and manly in his persona. Ustane played by Becky Carter was not only enchanting to watch but I felt she was made for the role. An emotional death scene left me with a tear in my eye and her haunting melodic vocals, set deep in my mind, wanting to hear more.

A fantastic performance with a passionate soundtrack to match, led by a cast of many greats, some I expect to see in The West End someday. Well done for all the hard work.


Review by Mel Nicholls - Cheltenham Wheelchair Racer and Paralympic Hopeful
Photo by Fernando Gomez