I freaking love how quirky the shows are at the Royal Albert Hall. Last weekend I went to a screening of Singin’ in the Rain. Thats right, I went to the Royal Albert Hall to see a film. The best bit? There was a full orchestra to accompany the visuals.
The sound quality of these old films was not brilliant, so as part of the 60th anniversary of Singin’ in the Rain Neil Thomson has painstakingly recreated the score. It is as close to what Gene Kelly would have heard in 1952 as humanly possible.
Although the RAH did not have the ideal acoustics for the speaking parts, the music was phenomenal It was, without doubt, the best ever way to see it. Exactly as Gene would have wanted.