Iconic The Show: a review

You either love Steve Steinman’s shows or you’re wrong! The latest masterpiece from the genius who has gone from Stars in Their Eyes to self-penned shows and a performer in his own right, Iconic follows The Meat Loaf Story, Vampires Rock, VR Ghost Train, and Bat the Symphony.

With fans dressing up as iconic film characters (I went as Batman), the most recent instalment from the amazing talent that brought Baron Von Rockula to many a stage brings powerful songs from iconic shows pieced together by a storyline described as “Set in the future where movie theatres have all but disappeared a magical cinema still stands. Run by an old usher Benson, who does his best to entice people to buy a ticket for the midnight screening and give them a night they will never forget.”

Photo credit: Naomi Lucas (That’s me in the costume, by the way)

Usher Benson is played by the wonderful John Evans who spoils the audience with his incredibly emotive vocal talents. Iconic includes songs from Batman, Kill Bill, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and James Bond, to name a few.

Dancers Hayley Russell, Penny Johns, and Victoria Jenkins dominate the songs with their powerful, passionate voices. Each member of the cast is so talented and Steinman has made the most of that with renditions of songs including Sound of Silence, Bad Romance, and We Don’t Need Another Hero. Not forgetting, of course, to mention the fantastic band who are just as much as part of the show as Steinman, Evans, and the dancers.

That’s Bat me with Mary E Garner, bass player. Photo credit: Naomi Lucas

As well as the singing and dancing, the show is imbued with Steinman’s unique brand of humour which fans have come to associate with the shows. As always, the audience was rocking and the cast happily signed merchandise and had their pictures taken after the show.

Last night (27th June 2017) was the last night of the show for the year performed at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre. There are further dates next Iconic and audiences can look forward to the Bat Out of Hell – The Show  and the return of Vampires Rock Ghost Train



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