I Should Be So Lucky: A Review

The wedding might be off, but the honeymoon is ON!

Fun, flirty and fabulous! The hit jukebox musical, I Should Be So Lucky has arrived at the Wales Millennium Centre and I was lucky enough to be invited to review it.

The official Stock Aitken Waterman musical follows Ella, portrayed by Lucie-Mae Sumner, who is left at the alter by her fiancé Nathan, portrayed by Billy Roberts. But while Ella wants to wallow in heartbreak, her friends and family are having none of that and insist they all go on the honeymoon to Turkey. Arriving in paradise, love is in the air and Ella must decide between old loves and new flames as she tries to put her heart back together.

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

This funny, upbeat musical is jam-packed with hit after hit from the talented mind of songwriters Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW), with iconic pop songs such as ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ (Rick Astley), ‘Especially For You’ (Jason Donovan), ‘Love In The First Degree’ (Bananarama) and, of course, ‘I Should Be So Lucky’ (Kylie Minogue). All of these beloved songs woven into the story had the audience dancing in their seats.

I couldn’t take my eyes off the set of this show. The whole performance is framed by hearts, lit up to create a stunning visuals. This bright, playful set steers away from realism but instead creates a fun, almost party like atmosphere. It really feeds into the energy of the performance.

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

The cast showed incredible talent throughout. Lucie-Mae Sumner put on an incredible performance. Taking on such well-known songs can be intimidating but, like the rest of her cast-mates, she did not disappoint. The rest of the cast, Dominic Andersen as Revel Harrington III, Ralph Bogard as Hassan, Kayla Carter as Bonnie, Jamie Chapman as Spencer, Jemma Churchill as Ivy, Matthew Croke as Nedeem, Jessica Daley as Britney, Gary Davis as Big Mike, Elliot Broadfoot as Michael, Melissa Jacques as Shelley, Billy Roberts as Nathan, Anna Unwin as Olivia, Giovanni Spanò as Ash and, of course, the pop sensation Kylie Minogue appearing in hologram form blew the audience away. All of them gave a high-energy performance that had the audience on their feet in applause. 

Photo Credit: Marc Brenner

And a special mention has to go to Kayla Carter as Bonnie, who’s voice left the audience with goosebumps, her performance was incredible to watch. And also to Giovanni Spanò who captured the audience heart’s with his hilarious, high-energy portrayal of the groom’s best friend, Ash. He had us in stitches from start to finish. 

A fun, heartwarming story of love, friendship and finding your true self. This show is the perfect night out, hilarious quips, an astoundingly talented cast, your favourite pop hits and Kylie Minogue…what more could you want?

I Should Be So Lucky will be at the Wales Millennium Centre until the 2nd December and it’s a show not to be missed. So get your tickets now! 

You can find out more information on what’s going on at the WMC on their WebsiteFacebook and Instagram.

And don’t forget to check out the official I Should Be So Lucky tour websiteFacebookTwitter and Instagram!

All photos credits to Marc Brenner