15 December 2020

Oops!... I Streamed It Again Review

The fabulous theatre platform Thespie have begun a series of streamed concerts developed by the theatre star Aimie Atkinson (Thespie's Creative Producer and star of Pretty Woman and Six). Each of the concerts is filmed in a COVID safe venue and features music from musical theatre, pop and Christmas music. The first episode Unlimited: The Songs of Stephen Schwartz is streaming on the platform now as is this the second episode Oops!... I Streamed It Again. 


This second episode brings 5 of the cast members, Oliver Tompsett, Cassidy Janson, Tim Mahendran, Jordan Luke Gage and Grace Mouat, of the Olivier Award-winning & Juliet back together whilst the show is currently postponed during the COVID pandemic for performances and chat. It's a lovely watch as these 5 cast members all clearly get on tremendously and all have massive talent.


The concert opens with the title song, the Britney Spears classic 'Oops!... I Did It Again', it's sung by all 5 of the cast and their harmonies are a delight. It's a fantastic more jazzy rendition of the song.


Tim Mahendran sings my personal highlight of the episode with a beautiful performance of Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own'. Tim's vocals are effortlessly powerful.


Jordan Luke Gage sings the David Bowie song 'Life On Mars' before performing what both him and Grace Mouat describe as their "dream duet" when the pair sing 'All I've Ever Known' from the musical Hadestown


There's a great interview with the cast as they discuss their favourite roles to date. One of the great things about this stream is the camaraderie and banter between the performers. They clearly all get on well and are having a blast performing together again after so long. 




Grace Mouat sings 'Journey To The Past' from the animated musical movie Anastasia. Grace has bundles of talent and such a warm likeable presence. She'd be a great fit for the role if the musical transfers to the UK. 


Cassidy Janson and Oliver Tompsett give a great throwback performance of 'As Long As You're Mine' from Wicked, with both performers being alumni from the production. It's a thrill to hear both performers singing this lovely duet again. Cassidy then sings a gorgeously moving version of Oleta Adams's song 'Get Here'


Another real highlight is the bromance performance of 'I Can't Fight This Feeling' sung by Oliver and Tim. There are hilarious quips throughout the number which both combine with their superb vocals.


Closing the episode all 5 join together to sing 'Kissing You' by Des'ree which featured in the Baz Luhrmann 1996 film version of Romeo and Juliet. Much like the opening number, this allows for divine harmonies between the performers and wraps up a delightful 40 minutes of song and chat.


You can purchase a stream of Oops!... I Streamed It Again from the Thespie website. You can also purchase a season pass which will enable you to watch all 4 streams from this series. 

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