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It's funny, it's great, there's nothing here to hate. Louis sings, he can dance, see him if you get the chance!

Apologies for my cringe attempt at cheerleading - I've just finished watching Bring It On The Musical and the upbeat spectacle completely pulled me in.

Amber Davies (Love Island winner) and Louis Smith (Olympic Gymnast and Strictly Come Dancing winner) are the stars of the smash hit Broadway musical inspired by the film of the same name.

Bring It On The Musical is playing right now at the New Theatre, Peterborough. There are a handful of tickets left and I highly recommend you get one whilst you can.

The story focuses on the Cheerleading Squad Captain, Campbell, who should be embarking on her most cheertastic senior year at Truman High School. But when she’s forced to move to the neighbouring hard-knock Jackson High, Campbell fears her life is over. But an unlikely friendship catapults Campbell back into contention with a powerhouse squad and the fire to achieve the impossible.

The packed out show was crammed with a vibrant and talented cast, an electrifying contemporary sound and explosive choreography and stunts. Bring It On The Musical was everything I could hope for and exceeded my expectations - which says a lot being such a huge fan of the movie (that's strictly between us!). The standing ovation was truly justified.

I'd like to give a special shout out to our local legend, Louis Smith. We've all seen him flip (Olympics) and dance (Strictly) but I had no idea he could sing and act too. I couldn't have been prouder seeing someone so close to home owning that stage like a true star!

The show is at the same level of quality of ones I have seen at the West End, but it's right on our doorstep. It's produced by Selladoor Productions (Flashdance, Avenue Q) and written by Tony Award Winners Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), Tom Kitt (Grease: Live) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) - so, with such a great level of talent involved both on stage and behind-the-scenes, it's probably no surprise I'm giving Bring It On The Musical full marks.

Bring It On ends its run at the New Theatre Peterborough on Saturday December 4 before going on tour so grab a ticket quick

Mikey Clarke


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