"No Woman No Cry" sees Gabrielle Brooks perform a real show stopper and in the splendid final songs is "Redemption Song", the inspirational words of which the audience know "the songs of freedom" with its contrasting folk-based rhythm. The gentle "Three Little Birds" follows with "every little thing gonna be alright" and its "don't worry" message . "One Love" calls for peace, unity and inclusion. "Could You be Loved" has a magical and irresistible vibe. To close is the title song of the show Get Up Stand Up! and yes we got up and stood up as I suspect they will every night for some years to come.
English Touring Theatre has paired up with The Theatre Royal at Stratford East to bring us a thrilling production of Equus which is as brilliantly acted as it is choreographed. I saw the 1973 production of Equus at the National Theatre and remembered the horses played by people with horse heads as being ground breaking in terms of movement.