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Great Gatsby night, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - review with pictures

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Glittering flapper dresses, feathered head dresses and fizzing prosecco.

Myself and one of my best friends headed to the Grand Theatre's Great Gatsby night for an evening of beautiful entertainment.

People of all ages gathered in their best 20's clobber to celebrate the light-hearted ditties of years passed in the much-beloved Grand Theatre in the heart of Wolverhampton.

From the Charleston of the 1920s Gatsby era through the beautiful classic songs of the 1930s, to swing and jazz hits, Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra performed the greatest swinging tracks packed full of charisma and grace.

Accompanied by the beautiful and debonair Louise Cutler, Michael Law captured the hearts of audience instantly with his charming anecdotes, crisp sense of humour and powerful vocals coupled with Louise's sultry harmonies.

2018 marks 30 years of Michael Law's Piccadilly Dance Orchestra and from the enthusiasm in every single note you'd think they were already celebrating - raging saxaphone solos, wah-wah-ing trumpets and fun-loving banjo riffs titillated the ears of the audience with renditions of the great works of Cole Porter,George Gershwin and Irving Berlin .

This night wasn't just one to sit and watch however, the audience were encouraged to get involved as much as possible and dance the night away.

I was moved immensely seeing old married couples and budding young loves joining hands and sharing love for the roaring twenties - reservations of embarrassment went straight out of the window as audience members danced through the aisles creating the most pure and loving atmosphere imaginable.

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The Gatsby Dancing Girls created the perfect visual metaphor for the music on show - full of energy, quirky comedy and effortless charisma.

Whether donned to the nines as men or performing a sultry feather routine - the Dancing Girls kept the party alive whenever the entered the stage.

A fun-packed show from start to finish, The Grand Theatre created a party Gatsby himself would be jealous of full of highly talented musicians, high-octane dancers and a wonderful audience ready to dance the night away.

By Becci Stanley

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