Review: West End Musical Drive In, Episode 3

Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Emma Hatton and Laura Pick have a wicked time in the rain at the West End Musical Drive In

“Are you here to distract me
So I make a big mistake?”

The third instalment of the West End Musical Drive In’s streaming offer (reviews of episode 1 and episode 2) sees them land with a Wicked focus, spotlighting four current and recent members of the West End cast, along with a cheeky guest appearance from Carl Man. So it was Sophie Evans, Alice Fearn, Emma Hatton and Laura Pick taking their individual moments to shine in the pouring rain of a Great British summer.

As with the first, co-producer Shanay Holmes acted as MC with an ever-impressive amount of energy and also taking the opportunity to show off her mighty fine vocals with a song or two herself (the closing ‘One Night Only’ is standout). And over an hour and 40 minutes or so, we’re treated to a range of musical theatre classics from some pretty powerhouse vocalists.

A few selections from Wicked are scattered throughout the mix of course but it’s more interesting to see what else these performers have to offer. Fearn’s gorgeous belt is flawless throughout, ‘Being Alive’ and ‘Into the Unknown’ being my favourite of her numbers and Evans’ warmly inclusive manner does so much to create intimacy in what is essentially a rain-soaked carpark.

This episode of West End Musical Drive In is streaming until 7th March

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