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  • Writer's pictureSophie Harkness

Ben Hart and The Reunion Live Stream Reviews


Hellooo! I seem to have a lot of live streamed shows booked in at the moment so I thought I’d write a little post about the two most recent shows I’ve seen! I love that more shows and artists are releasing live streamed performances, which not only provides support to the shows and the teams behind them but also allows the shows to be more accessible to the public!


This weekend was the turn of Ben Hart’s live streamed show titled 2 Metre Magic! The ticket for the live stream was £8 and following the stream, the recording was advertised as being available to watch for 48 hours for ticket holders. I was VERY excited about this one as I hadn’t managed to see him on his tour at the start of this year but I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for his next tour, whenever that may be! The show was one hour long and contained a mix of styles of fascinating tricks with some also including audience involvement. It was interesting to see how Ben’s set had been created to still involve the audience but in a safe way. I loved Ben’s performances on Britain’s Got Talent and following his more serious performances on the show, I was surprised to see his comedic side during the live stream! The moments of comedy during the performance made the show feel more personal, which definitely suited the intimate venue.


Overall, I loved Ben Hart’s show and definitely want to see him on tour in person! It was great to see a show performed in London being available for the public to watch outside of the city in a time where touring seems like a distant memory however hopefully, it won’t be too long until the industry can get back to normality! I love magic and Ben’s captivating performances in 2 Metre Magic really have no other explanation other than it is literal magic!


The live stream of The Reunion concert was the previous weekend and was another one that I was super excited for! The hour-long live stream ticket was £15 and was available to watch again for 72 hours after the show. The Reunion featured the original West End cast of the musical Six, one of my favourite shows which I managed to see in Salford at the end of last year! The production featured the original West End Queens Aimie Atkinson, Alexia McIntosh, Jarneia Richard-Noel, Maiya Quansah-Breed, Millie O’Connell, and Natalie Paris, along with the original West End understudy Grace Mouat!


The show opened with a cover of Beyonce’s End of Time, followed by Lorde’s Royals! These tracks were performed as a group before Millie took centre stage to perform a rearranged, piano-led rendition of Katy Perry’s debut single, I Kissed A Girl, where she rose from her chair mid-song to break into the original arrangement of the track! Next, Grace led a performance of Armor, with Alexia following this with a cover of Heard It All Before from Sunshine Anderson. Maiya was next with Alicia Keys’ Superwoman, before J’Jaye took the lead for Freedom from Beyonce featuring Kendrick Lamar. The solos were finished with Natalie performing a stripped back version of Demi Lovato’s Sorry Not Sorry and Aimie covering Christina Aguilera’s Fighter. The set was completed with a group cover of Jessie J’s Queen, which was the perfect song to end on! Finally, the group performed a cover of Little Mix’s Salute for their encore!


Overall, I loved the show! The women all sounded incredible, which is no surprise and I loved how they each took a turn to lead a song, along with performing songs as a group. I also loved that they were all wearing their own clothing style, rather than co-ordinating and each made their performances their own, along with including dance routines. I LOVED how empowering the show was and how they celebrated female artists!


Thank you for reading and stay safe!


Sophie


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