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TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at St. James Theatre

February 18, 2014

1982 – I was 19. I had travelled down to London from my University in Lancaster with my friend Dave Martin. We decided to sleep at Euston station and spend our hostel room money for the night, so we could buy two cheap balcony seats at the Palace Theatre for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Song and Dance”. It was our first West End Show. Marti Webb performed “Tell Me on a Sunday” for the first Act. It was actually her last night in the show and Andrew Lloyd Webber came on stage at the curtain call to present her with a huge bouquet of flowers. The whole experience was just magical.

So just over thirty years later I go to see and hear Marti Webb singing TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at the St. James Theatre but this time I was in row F. Marti Webb is 69 now and I am 50 but we are still 19 years apart. I was transported back to that seat in the balcony over thirty years ago for that magical first West End experience. Her voice has a couple of imperfections as you would expect but she sings beautifully. Don Black has written great lyrics and Ms Webb knows how to tell the story in the songs and I was hanging off every word. Nostalgic yes but it is the star quality performance that really made this an exceptional evening of musical theatre.

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