By Linda Jane Holmes
Director: Linda Jane Holmes
Taking a trip from the silent film era through the golden age of cinema to the end of the studio system and inspired by some of the greatest movie stars of the age - Valentino, Charlie Chaplin and Greta Garbo included, Hooray for Hollywood is a look back at what made Hollywood great and shaped the world of cinema we know and love today.
Kelvin once again teamed up with wife Linda Jane Holmes to create this historical take on Hollywood for the Derby Playhouse Youth Theatre, part of their Egg Theatre Academy. As well as having to teach all 80 students to sing, Kelvin also created and arranged orchestral tracks to accompany classic numbers from the MGM archive amongst others.
“On the evidence of the opening night sell out audience's reactions, it's golden Oscar statuettes all round.”
BBC Derby Online
“It's a clever, witty romp through the golden age of cinema from the days of the first moving pictures to the cheaply made science fiction fiascos of the '50s.”
The British Theatre Guide