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Monday, 15 January 2018

REVIEW: The Rat Pack, Live from Las Vegas at Theatre Royal, Haymarket

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr – arguably three of the most renowned showmen of all time and for those who have been living under a rock since the 1950’s, as a collective were affectionately known as The Rat Pack. With voices instantly recognisable and smash-hit songs like I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Mr Bojangles, That’s Amore, Volare, That’s Life and My Way – it’s the perfect combination to create a show in tribute to these three legendary men.

As Frank Sinatra, we were treated to the stylings of Garrett Phillips who encapsulated the smooth-crooner to a tee. Effortlessly charming and suave – just like Frank. He was marvellous. Nigel Casey admirably managed to make Dean Martin’s troubled drinking habits quite humorous and light-hearted! He captured everything Martin was with ease and sang excellently. As Sammy Davis Jr, David Hayes was magnetic: bags of charisma and personality which lit the stage. 

Until February 6th, this show also includes a tribute to the iconic Ella Fitzgerald. Played by Nicola Emmanuel, the nod is all too fleeting. She does not feature in Act 1 and only appears briefly towards the end of Act 2: not nearly enough of this sensational vocalist. 
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