Review: Mission ImPUDSEYble at the Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
PUBLISHED: 12:07 01 June 2016 | UPDATED: 12:07 01 June 2016
It was an interactive spy adventure that really captured the imagination of the Marina Theatre crowd.
Even before Mission ImPUDSEYble began, the auditorium was a hive of excitement as children and adults worked together to solve puzzles and clues on the big screen.
We were then taken on a journey, as K9 Intelligence Agents Ashleigh and Pudsey attempted to defeat their arch-nemesis Dr Feline and his acrobatic cat burglars.
Early on, we were introduced to a number of high energy routines from a cast of West End performers, before X-Factor star Stevi Ritchie appeared.
His hilarious humour and jovial antics really added to the production.
After the bone of Ruff, which holds the secret to world domination, was stolen from the Natural History Museum, the dynamic Britain’s Got Talent winners entered the stage to a loud cheer.
Pudsey was the star performer, producing a number of tricks and even appearing on the stage in a small red car.
The show continued with a trip to Ireland, where the cast completed the Riverdance and even sang to the popular B*Witched song C’est La Vie.
There was then a jaw achingly funny exchange between Stevi Ritchie and Dr Feline – before they reached for the water pistols and started squirting the audience.
This then led to a number of screams from the crowd, with a pink umbrella even being deployed by some ladies in the second row.
As the first half neared its conclusion, Ashleigh and Pudsey then appeared in a flashing jet pack above the audience.
There was still time for the production to travel to a number of places across the world as the cast also appeared in Russia – with Dr Feline singing the popular hit What’s New Pussycat.
Pudsey then showed his prowess by completing a number of laps of an agility course – including a slalom, seesaw type creation, a small jump and tunnel.
There were also a number of references to Lowestoft during the show, with a recommendation of a timeshare in Commercial Road particularly amusing to the crowd.
Overall, it was an amazing musical adventure, with Ashleigh and Pudsey eventually defeating Dr Feline – with the children cheering from the auditorium.
It was clear why the pair won Britain’s Got Talent – their connection on stage was truly remarkable.
And the production turned out to be a fun-filled evening with Pudsey surely deserving a treat for his starring role.
Review by Joe Randlesome