BWW Review: THE WEDDING SINGER, King's Theatre, Glasgow
Based on the 1998 film of the same name, The Wedding Singer revolves around hopeless romantic Robbie Hart (brilliantly played by Jon Robyns). Robbie is the singer in a wedding band who plays countless gigs in the run up to his own nuptials with his fiancée Linda. Things don't quite go to plan and he finds himself left at the altar and becomes very bitter about the weddings he performs at. Julia Sullivan (Cassie Compton) is a waitress at one of the venues who asks Robbie if he'll play at her wedding if her boyfriend Glen Gulia (Ray Quinn) ever pops the question.
Jon Robyns and Cassie Compton are ideally cast as the sweet couple that everyone is rooting for. Normally likeable Ray Quinn was a surprising choice for the cocky and arrogant Glen but he was delightfully awful in the role. I had my reservations about a plot that called for the leading lady to ditch her long term partner at the altar but Glen's attitude to money and monogamy made him the perfect character to hate.
It's refreshing to see a musical that doesn't just cobble together well known songs from the 80's and The Wedding Singer has really exciting original music. "It's Your Wedding Day" is a fantastic opening as a high energy number that will be stuck in your head for days.
With fantastic performances, tight choreography and a catchy score The Wedding Singer is the epitome of the feel-good musical.
The Wedding Singer is at the King's Theatre until Saturday 22nd April.