When a true artist performs, one you feel was born to perform, you can see the passion oozing out of them. Whether standing alone on a blank stage, or surrounded by a full cast, it's easy to spot a natural. That's exactly what I felt today, at New Attitude Theatre Company's Brighton Fringe performance of Broadway Lunchbox. The venue, Bar Broadway, already set a positive and an appropriate atmosphere for the performance. Strong lights pointed to the stage, darkness falling onto the audience, setting us up for a journey backwards through the great Broadway classics.
Since his first appearance on the stage, Jason Thorpe made clear that we were going to visit some of his favourite pieces, albeit, sometimes sad. Kicking things off with Life is a Cabaret, he slowly built up and up, achieving the peak of the performance with the final song; Empty Chairs at Empty Tables, a beautiful and challenging song from the Miserables, which was performed amazingly. His voice expressed its full power here, streching through several notes, both low and high. His sang the songs with precision and his voice was charged with emotions. He also put a lot of character into many of the songs, with some laugh-inducing choreography.
If you want to treat yourself to an incredible performance and you love musicals, it is something definetely not to be missed.
6-31 May, 1-4 Jun 13:00 £6(£5) [50m]