Bursting with vibrant colours and bedazzling lights, the red and gold fades in the Piccadilly Theatre as the show of Moulin Rouge sets into motion. The play tells the story of a young poet who falls in love with night club star, Satine, who mistakes him for the duke who has the money to save the nightclub from permanently closing down. The play brings out a multitude of emotions from the audience, making it moving, as well as entertaining. 


The set of the play is unlike any other I have seen before; it is elaborate and features various moving parts, including a giant elephant structure and a revolving windmill. The stage is also equipped with fantastic lighting and sound systems to enhance the experience of the audience. The set design also includes multiple levels and platforms, allowing for various scenes and musical numbers to take place simultaneously. The costumes and props used in the play were the cherry on top of creating this incredible atmosphere. 


The play was casted extremely well, and the actors executed their roles perfectly, showing immaculate energy, passion and enthusiasm. The main character, Christian, played by Jamie Muscato, who has performed in various musical productions such as ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, ‘West Side Story’ and ‘Cats’, had the most brilliant voice, and really formed a connection with the audience. Additionally, Melissa James, who plays the role of Satine, also has an incredible voice, and impressed the audience with beautifully choreographed dance sequences. 


Moulin Rouge is an amazing musical, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys music, singing and dance.