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Review: I Should Be So Lucky at The Opera House is ‘brilliant, bright and covered with sequins’

Immerse yourself in the glittering world of the new musical "I Should Be So Lucky," featuring pop icon Kylie Minogue.

The brand new British musical, I Should Be So Lucky featuring pop icon Kylie, has landed in Manchester!

If you were around in the ’80s and early ’90s, you’re bound to know the powerhouses who dominated the music scene back then, Stock Aitken Waterman.

I Should Be So Lucky at The Palace Theatre

They are some of the most successful songwriters and producers in the history of pop – and now their top tracks have been turned into the soundtrack to this feelgood musical.

Hits like Toy Boy, Better The Devil You Know, Never Gonna Give you Up and of course, I Sould Be So Lucky, blend with the storyline to create the perfect 80’s pop jukebox musical.

The story follows Ella, a jilted bride who decides to go on her honeymoon with her friends and family, while her ex-groom-to-be tries to win her back.

Benidorm Meets Mamma Mia

The whole show feels a bit like a Benidorm and Mamma Mia crossover.

The dysfunctional northern family consists of Nan, Mum and daughters Ella and Britney, who are joined by Ella’s campy gay best friend Michael and bridesmaid Bonnie.

They all jet off to Turkey in matching pink velour tracksuits in the hopes of curing Ella’s post-wedding blues. Oh, and Kylie.

The Iconic Kylie Minogue

Yes, Kylie Minogue plays herself as a fairy godmother-like inspirational figure in a magic mirror.

There are plenty of laughs and one-liners, although a few might go over the younger generations’ heads.

Jamie Chapman who plays Spencer, the hilarious hotel manager, helps guide the giggling bunch of holidaymakers through the week-long ordeal of ups and downs.

Lucie-Mae Sumner who plays Ella is a joy to watch, she sings the pop hits like a true star.

Each song is recognisable but given a musical twist, with choreographed dances and stunning costumes.

It’s not just the songs in this show that were created by legendary producers.

Directed by Debbie Isitt

I Should Be So Lucky is written and directed by Debbie Isitt who directed the festive favourite film Nativity!

With such a well-known and loved creative team, the show is set to be a hit. The show is brilliantly campy, in true 80’s style everything is big, bright, bold and covered in sequins.

The show kicked off the UK and Ireland tour last night in Manchester, with a surprise appearance from the icons themselves.

Pete Waterman, Matt Aitken, Mike Stock and Debbie all joined the cast on stage to thank the cast, crew and everyone in the audience who were all on their feet.

You can catch I Should Be So Lucky at the Opera House, Manchester until the 25th of November.

You can get tickets by clicking here

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