After successful North American and European tours, the excitement in the theatre before the performance started was palpable. And from the first moment to the last, the audience were held captive to the colourful spell of Siddharta’s beautifully crafted world.

The story of lost love and wanderlust will be familiar to anyone who has read the original novel or sampled its various reimaginings, yet this production manages to breathe new life into the now classic tale.

There was enough passion and energy contained within the show to carry it for many more hours. Giorgio Adamo as Siddhartha was a revelation; boasting an immensely powerful singing voice and charismatic swagger, he raised the roof – and everyone’s spirits along with it.

The standing ovation given at the end was thoroughly deserved; few musicals in the Festival will have this wide a range of vocal and aesthetic talent on show. A must see.

Read our extended feature on Siddharta here.
Words: Ian Freeman

Siddharta, the Musical, Assembly Rooms, Jul 31 – Aug 24 (not 6, 13), 18:10

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