Just like Julie


On this sunny but cold afternoon I took myself off to Sunderland Empire to watch ‘The Sound of Music’ musical. Yes, I know it’s been out for years but I’ve never seen the musical only the film.
So, the music starts and ‘Maria’ enters the stage and begins to sing the title song. I close my eyes and believe I’m in the presence of Julie Andrews. Emilie Fleming, playing ‘Marie’ sounded just like Julie and continued to do so throughout the entire show. Andrew Lancel as ‘Captain von Trapp’ gave an excellent performance. Normally, I dislike children performers but as these are essential to the story they all performances of a high standard of which they should be proud. For me, the star of the show was the ‘Mother Abbess’ played by Megan Llewellyn, who gave an emotionally powerful vocal performance, especially ‘Climb every Mountain’ which brought tears to my eyes. I think this is the best musical I’ve ever seen! Great set, great cast, great performances and of course, great songs.

About George Hutton Hunter Contemporary Artist

Contemporary artist (paintings, drawings,sculpture, music, writer) living in Newcastle upon Tyne. I’m a self taught artist born in Ryton, but now live and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. I’ve taken part in joint exhibitions in Paris, New York, London, Hong Kong and Newcastle. My view of any kind of art is that it should leave an impression, whether it is good or bad is up to the individual. I think my style of painting and drawing is about colours and shapes and how they interact. I mainly paint acrylics or with spray paint, occasionally oils, inks, watercolours, mixed media plus glass paint on sheet glass. I also draw using oil and chalk pastels plus watercolour pencils. I use a variety of objects to paint such as blocks of wood, strips of paper, my fingers and of course, brushes. I also produce small sculptural artworks, write prose and short stories, plus create electronic music on Sound Cloud under the name 'diTempli'. I am also an amateur musician playing mainly the Charango, Ukulele and Guitar. My artwork can be found on a number of websites around the world but can also be purchased also from myself at www.ghunterartist.co.uk.

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