Sinatra: Final Curtain

Tony Delicata and John Murray

Kingdom Theatre Production

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall

From 01 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Rating: ****

Review by Robin Strapp

It was obvious that there were many Sinatra fans in the audience for this polished tribute to the old crooner in Sinatra: Final Curtain.

Moray Innes is splendid as Old Blue Eyes. He embodies the role and sings beautifully; it’s as if Sinatra is in the room, a real tour-de-force performance.

Sinatra is in hospital and begins to tell his life story to a young nurse Rosie (Sarah MacGillivray) who listens with tremendous patience as the highs and lows of her patient’s life are revealed through song.

James Heatlie plays the young Sinatra with confidence and sings well, incorporating many of the physical gestures and mannerisms of the star.

Steve Worsley captures the character of Dean Martin with a wicked smile and delivers a captivating performance with whisky glass in his hand.

There is sterling support from Sadie Paton as Barbara Sinatra and Dominique Haig as the consultant.

The script is witty and sharply delivered but leaves you wanting to know more about the man who, “Did It My Way”.