Ashes and Blood – Indigo Arts
THIS was a fabulous, professional show and I felt privileged to be there at the first public performance last Saturday.
An empty shop in the Kingfisher shopping centre was transformed into an intimate theatre with Indigo Arts doing two shows before heading off to the Edinburgh Fringe.
I have not enjoyed anything as much as this for years, a Cinderella for adults, and was wowed by the singing and acting talents on show.
The song choice was part of the successful formulae, I now have Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding’ on continuous replay in my head.
And can this talented bunch sing. The lead ‘Ashey’ played by Lucy Traves, rapidly had the audience on her side and reminded me of Kate Bush both in her looks and her singing, Stunning.
Then there was the Stepmother, Emily Mann, an incredibly powerful voice, she played a subtle, wicked (but attractive) Stepmother, tough in a nice way.
There was a rather good Ghost too, Megan Luck, while the sisters played by Mollie Moss and Aimee Ford, had great fun and I loved the timing and sense of humour.
What about the men? Well they matched the ladies for talent, The Marquis, Alex Earle, was convincing, then there was Louis, the friend of the Marquis played by Tom Bowes, he quickly had the audience in his hand, so much so I thought he must be a professional actor.
These stood out, sometimes you go to a show in say Stratford or London and there are one or two memorable performances, In this case there were so many it was hard to believe there could be so much talent in one group of people. Credit must go to Cathy Moss too for making all this possible and the musicians and support staff.