It's time for my review of Once.
I had heard some amazing things about this show so I went in thinking it would be a five star show. Well it seems I was very wrong. This was no where near five stars. First of all it had a really boring storyline. This seems like something somebody thought of in 5 minutes. It was even as boring as A Delicate Balance. I don't know how this ended up as a movie, on Broadway or in the West End. The storyline just seemed so slow. It was not what I was expecting at all. Maybe one problem was it dragged on way too long. If it were me I would have shortened it by 25 minute. I can certainly say act two was a bit better but the overall show was still boring me to sleep. Also something that may put some people off was the swearing. However enough negatives, lets move onto the positives. Ronan Keating and Jill Winternitz as Guy and Girl were great together. They could both sing really well and they seemed really sweet with each other. I also thought Tim Prottey-Jones was quite funny as Billy. I really loved the music and this was one of the reasons I decided to not walk out. One other thing that I did quite like was at the beginning they opened up the stage to the audience to enter and they could buy drinks there. A few of the cast members also came on and started singing so it felt like you were in an Irish Pub.
The featured star of Once is, drum roll please… RONAN KEATING!
Ronan Keating was one of the factors that saved the show. His singing really captivated the audience's hearts.
Now for my final verdict on Once. I give Once…
Once would be two stars but it's songs and Ronan Keating has managed to save it. I guess I've learnt my lesson not to go to theatre again on Friday 13th.
Think it should have got a higher rating? Think it should have got a lower rating? If so comment below.
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Join me next time when I will be reviewing The Three Lions, my first Off-West End review.
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