West Side Story (50th Anniversary UK tour)

Reviews :-
West Side Story, 2008/9
Winner of BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL – Manchester Evening News Awards 2008

Simon Beck leads his very fine orchestra in a consummate interpretation of Bernstein’s music which is full value for the ticket money in itself” – Michael Kelligan, Theatre In Wales

The score was superbly handled under the baton of Simon Beck.” – Sarah Browne, Musical Theatre Blog

The real stars of this show are the musicians. These talented 18 musicians & conductor (Simon Beck) bring Bernstein’s tough score to life with what seems incredible ease. Do not take this musical performance for granted, enjoy every moment because there’s little chance you’ll hear anything like it in the Woking Pit again! Give the conductor & orchestra a standing ovation again from me.” – Rob Harris, Surrey and Hampshire’s 96.4 Eagle Radio

An 18 piece orchestra, under the baton of Simon Beck, beautifully re-create Bernstein’s glorious score” – Sheila Connor, The British Theatre Guide

A tight band under the impressive baton of conductor Simon Beck” – Michael Davies, Whatsonstage.com Midlands

Magnificent music takes centre stage in this 50th anniversary production of the classic musical West Side Story – a wonderful night at the theatre for the orchestra’s delivery of Bernstein’s score alone. The conductor is rightly on stage at the end taking a bow alongside this predominantly young cast. The singing & acting alongside great lighting & a realistic set all added up to a great show but the music & its delivery made it an evening to remember.” – EdinburghGuide.com

The 18 strong orchestra certainly did justice to the master that is Leonard Bernstein.” – Jim Nicholson, The Public Reviews

The orchestra under the baton of Simon Beck were polished & tight & unlike some shows had the right balance in sound quality” – Philip Shell, MK Reviews