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The Wedding Singer (the Hilarious Musical based on the Hit Film) at the Wycombe Swan.

Published by: Trevor Gent on 12th Jul 2017 | View all blogs by Trevor Gent


Wedding Singer

Well I must be one of the few people who never saw this film when it came out! It was mostly because I was not a fan of Adam Sandler from his previous efforts on screen. However, this fact did not detract from my enjoyment of this very entertaining musical. Whilst the audience took their seats there was a screen on stage showing 1980’s film clips including, Rambo, Back to the Future, Weird Science and even Madonna in Desperately Seeking Susan.

It’s 1985. Hair is huge, greed is good and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart (Jon Robyns) is New Jersey's favourite wedding singer fronting the band ’Simply Wed’. When his own fiancée dumps him at the altar a seriously mixed up Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.

Can sweet natured Julia (Cassie Compton) and her best friend Holly (Lucie Jones) lure Robbie out of the dumpster and back into the limelight?  Or is he going to see her head off down the aisle with Wall Street bad boy Glen (Ray Quinn). Only Grandma Rosie (Ruth Madoc) seems to be able to see that Robbie and Julia are the couple that are meant to be.


I won’t go through the whole storyline as you need to experience this yourself but it’s a feel good story with some rocky moments along the way.

There are many good musical numbers, my favourites ‘It’s your Wedding Day’, ‘Casualty of Love’ with some Thriller Video type dance moves, ‘Right in Front of Your Eyes’ and ‘Single’ There is even a bit of Rap from Rosie which went down well with the audience.

Rosie Rap

The cast were wonderful and there are lots of laughs too. Apart from the main characters my favourite has to be the drunk bridegroom and the bar drunk (I think played by the same person). If you are looking for entertainment this is certainly one to see and I may just go out and rent the film on DVD too!


Full cast list on this link



Music by Matthew Sklar

Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy

Lyrics by Chad Beguelin 

Based upon the New Line Cinema film Written by Tim Herlihy 

Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston 

Performances by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd



Future tour dates listed below:


Tuesday 11 – Saturday 15 July.

Box Office: 01494 512 000

High Wycombe, Swan Theatre                                         



Monday 17 – Saturday 22 July                                           

Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Sheffield, Lyceum Theatre                                                    



Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 July                                                    

Box Office: 01492 872000

Llandudno, Venue Cymru                                                           



Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 August                                                  

Box Office: 020 3285 6000

Bromley, Churchill Theatre                                                     



Tuesday 8 – Saturday 12 August                                                

Box Office: 01752 267222

Theatre Royal, Plymouth                                                             



Tuesday 22 – Saturday 26 August                                             

Box Office: 0844 848 2700

Leeds Grand Theatre                                                          



Tuesday 29 August – Saturday 2 September                          

Box Office: 0844 871 7650

Theatre Royal Brighton                                                                



Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 September                                           

Box Office: 01892 530613

Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre                         



Tuesday 12 – Saturday 16 September                                      

Box Office: 01743 281281

Shrewsbury, Theatre Severn                                                    



Tuesday 19 – Saturday 23 September                                      

Box Office: 01792 475715

Swansea, Grand Theatre                                                         



Tuesday 26 – Saturday 30 September                                     

Box Office: 023 9282 8282

Portsmouth, King’s Theatre                                                   



Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 October                                                

Box Office: 01902 429212

Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre                                               



Reviewed by Trevor Gent

11th July 2017




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