Bacharach Reimagined

Last week, Mary Carewe and I paid a visit to the Menier Chocolate Factory to see What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Given we are often immersed in Bacharach’s music ourselves, we were intrigued to see all the music we know so well….reimagined! I can always tell when Mary is enjoying something musical. Her legs start to thump out the beat involuntarily, and given we were sat on a raised suspended platform, the entire row were very aware of Mary’s enjoyment as we all wobbled together in time! Mind you, she had good cause to enjoy herself as the show is truly exhilarating. The company of seven work their way through the Bacharach catalogue in 90 minutes, accompanying themselves throughout. One of the many joys was trying to guess from an¬†introduction, just which Burt song was coming next. I got it wrong on several occasions but to hear all those familiar tunes and lyrics given a fresh and contemporary makeover was thrilling. Given Burt Bacharach joined the company on stage on their press night is testament to how thrilled he must be to see and hear his music as alive and vibrant today as it was when it was first produced. I would urge any Bacharach fan, past or present to catch this show before it closes on the 5th September.¬†

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