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Coming Out Of Make-up, Fletch@St Andrew's, Hove, May 23
The title, fittingly borrowed from the musical Sunset Boulevard, saw the Brighton and Hove (Actually) Gay Men's Chorus working alongside five prominent drag artistes in civvies.
With not a sequin or stilletto in sight, these performers proved that talent will out regardless.
Due to the indisposition of musical director Jason Pimblett, Josh Mills covered as conductor and pianist, ably negotiating both tasks at short notice.
David Raven, as MC, displayed characteristic charm, joining the Chorus in a rousing version of Tonight from West Side Story, and triumphed in his solo As Long As He Needs Me from Oliver.
Robert James rocked the house with And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going from Dreamgirls with mighty lungpower, whilst Jason Sutton followed with On The Street Where You Live from My Fair Lady.
Gethsemene from Jesus Christ Superstar is not an easy song, but award-winner Scott Burey made it look effortless, giving a truly moving rendition.
Dave Lynn delivered Suddenly Seymour from Little Shop Of Horrors with guts and passion, and the Chorus demonstrated their range with numbers such as Man Of La Mancha, The Rhythm Of Life and Bohemian Rhapsody.
A fine evening, executed with heart, discipline and commitment.
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