Toe-tapping entertainment

What an absolute joy to see a top class West End musical grace the stage of the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne.

High Society was such a well known movie that it’s a hard act to follow on stage but this production has achieved it one hundred per cent.

The casting could not be better, the choreography is excellent and the revolving stage brings us magnificent sets.

Sophie Bould is an excellent Tracy Lord, as is Michael Praed as the dashing Dexter Fletcher her first husband who is such a contrast to the boring George Kittredge she is about to marry – a fact Keiron Crook gets over so well.

Founder member of fascinating Aida Marilyn Cutts is Tracy’s mother and I loved Teddy Kempner’s performance as Uncle Willie.

Also very good in their roles were Alex Young as the photographer Liz Imbrie and Daniel Boys as the writer Mike Connor.

But there was a shining star with a great future and that is 17-year-old Katie Lee as Tracy’s precocious little sister Dinah.

All the favourite songs are there too.

This is a great show, well directed by Anna Linstrum and choreographed by Andrew Wright and the dancing by the household staff was excellent. Your feet will be tapping at the end and Eastbourne is lucky top have such a polished show.

By Amanda Wilkins