The music is untouchable and the dance steps iconic but imaginative sets can really breathe new life into a production as it has here. There’s plenty of star power on stage and people will be talking about seeing Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov dance together for years to come. There are some additional scenes at the beginning of Act I which flesh out the villainous character of Von Rothbart but the main body of work remains as captivating as ever.
The drama centres on the relationship between young songwriter, Cat and her producer/erstwhile mentor, Bernard. Everything about their creative partnership is fine until Cat gets assertive about the songwriting process. Bernard assumes he will get credit and royalties just by being vaguely in charge but he is about to be rudely awakened. Legal battles and therapy follow in rapid succession and the dark side of a glamorous business is revealed.
Heading the bill will be some of the most discerning DJs in town with the emphasis being on good taste and a keen ear on what tunes keep the party rocking. There’s not much in the way of pyrotechnics or gimmicks as these artistes have a solid following with many having hosted mainstream radio shows. The lineup includes Masters At Work, Jazzie B, Trevor Nelson and David Rodigan. Headlining the live stage are none other than the legendary disco divas, Sister Sledge.
In this respect, Deadpool is a Marvel fanboy’s dream come true as he provides an antidote to the scoffing of unbelievers by get his jokes in first. The plot is about the death of the hero’s girlfriend and how it affects Deadpool’s attitude to life. In true Marvel style, resurrection is always on the cards, but it seems like Deadpool likes to keep us guessing all the way to the end.