What You Will
Lyrics by Peter Fanning, music by John Moore
Shrewsbury School have established an excellent reputation for their productions at the Fringe and this year is no exception. What You Will is a magnificent musical reworking of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and is a sheer delight.
The beautifully costumed confident cast give highly polished performances throughout in this vibrant musical with a rich score ranging from sentimental ballads to rousing chorus numbers performed live by a talented orchestra under the highly competent musical direction of John Moore.
The thoroughly talented young cast perform with zest and dedication and sing beautifully with some impressive harmonies.
Malvolio finally dressing up in black leathers and chains was hilarious and worked superbly, as did the simple white wrought iron set.
With powerful performances from the main characters and strong support from the remainder of the cast this was a production that oozed professionalism and was performed with energy and commitment.
Director Peter Fanning should be exceedingly proud of this sparkling production. I urge you to go. This show should be high on your must see list.
Reviewer: Robin Strapp