Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rhinestone Razzmatazz

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rhinestone Razzmatazz

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Rhinestone Mondays, Theatre Royal, Newcastle, until Saturday WANNA make you mine better get in line, 5-6-7-8! It's the lyrics from Steps' debut single and kind of sums up what this show is all about. But is it, in the words of the song, foot kickin', finger clickin', leather slapping, hand clappin', hip bumpin' music thumpin', knee hitchin', heel and toe, floor scuffin', leg shufflin', big grinnin', body spinnin', rompin' stompin', pumpin' jumpin', slidin' glidin'? Well, here we go - no it's not. But it's not as bad as some are making out.

As a reviewer you not only have to watch what is going on onstage but also those around you. While something might not be your cup of tea, if the audience reaction is good, then it must be working on some level.

Such is the case with Rhinestone Mondays, a musical comedy now closing early (after its Newcastle run) and featuring country hits, and, of course, Steps 5,6,7,8, the show stars Faye and Ian 'H' Watkins from the pop group. …

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