Another term, another showcase. Once again the Tremough Follies take to the stage for a night of glamour, showing off their talent to a full house at the bottom of the AMATA at Penryn Campus.
Even before the doors opened, the student café was buzzing with excitement, friends and families of the artists gathered around tables while showtunes played along with their conversations. And just before the doors opened, people gathered under the balcony, cheering on the performers as they made their way backstage.
As a first timer, I wasn’t too sure what to expect from the night. However, I was pleasantly surprised when young comic Chris Beale took to the stage as host. His quick wit and charm was easily able to add humour to the night with anecdotes from his teen years and bin buying.
ABBA’s Honey Honey, sung by Pippa Hoyle, Liv Longbone and Tegan Pace set the show off to a good start and the performance only got stronger – each routine was better than the one preceding it.
With only a small number of technical and sound issues, the audience loved every part of it and gave their full support no matter what.
My favourite part of the night was the spoken word piece, ten things written and performed by Grace Collett. Normally I would have scoffed at the idea, but Grace was great – she had a good since of rhyme and the story was very relatable. Even though she tripped up near the beginning, she powered on and by the end of her routine she had the audience eating out of her hand.
One thing that I didn’t quite understand about the night was the lack of socks and shoes on the singers’ feet, but that’s my only complaint and that’s pretty good for something that only costs £4 and to make it even better, half of the proceeds went to Charity:Water.
But that’s enough from me, lets see what the audience thought!