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Club Tropicana musical review

Club Tropicana is currently on a tour of the UK and I was kindly invited along to review the musical at Sunderland Empire theatre. I am a huge musical and theatre fan, so I was delighted to attend this musical. Club Tropicana is one not to miss out on, as you'll have the time of your life. 

The musical is set in the '80s and focuses on the summer of love. If Love Island existed during the '80s this would have been it. As it celebrates everything joyous about the 80's summer: the cocktails, great anthems and having fun with your friends. You can't help but sing and dance (yes I said dance) during this musical.
The story The opening of Club Tropicana begins when a bride and husband to be have doubts about getting married, so they decide to go away for sun, sea and sangria to forget about their worries. What they don't realise is they've both checked into the same hotel which is called Club Tropicana....where the drinks are free (well the first ones are anyways!)
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