Review: The Little Things You Do Together, Conservatoire East, West Suffolk College, Thursday evening

The cast of The Little Things You Do Together

The cast of The Little Things You Do Together - Credit: Archant

Those talented young students at West Suffolk College certainly know how to put on a show.

And their recent production was just the latest example of the star qualities that are a shining beacon at the campus, in Bury St Edmunds.

Dozens of first, second and third year students plus a backstage crew along with a brilliant five-piece backing band, led by Paul Schofield, bought a mix of over 30 song and dance routines to the college’s theatre in front of a packed audience.

The theme of the show was based on a New Year’s Eve party at the home of Victoria and James, played by Kira Brophy and Oliver Haworth.

On this special and sometimes emotional night their friends gather to celebrate the big event and through the evening they all have to come to terms with their relationships and their successes and failures in life in what is for many a rollercoaster ride.

The show explores the themes of live, sex and relationships with great routines, superb songs and comedy moments.

Impressive Robbie Noonan, as Christian, showed many of those qualities with his tongue-twisting rendition of The Boy From ... and the arrangement of Whitney Houston’s hit song I Wanna Dance With Somebody, performed by Paris Moulds and Beth Easdown was another highlight, with other great numbers throughout from the pens of Stephen Sondheim, Jaques Brel, The Beatles, Abba, Jason Robert Brown and many more.

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A total of 30 students were put in the spotlight under the watchful eye of their dynamic director and choreographer Gary Willis in the intimate surroundings of the theatre which was set out in a cabaret/café style setting.

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