Review - New, more mature Diversity with a hint of classic BGT perform at The Regent, Ipswich
PUBLISHED: 17:47 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 23:58 11 November 2015
Taller, leaner and back with a biographical show about their lives, the Diversity boys have come of age.
Last night they brought their Up Close and Personal Tour to the Ipswich Regent.
They may have growp up but their routines are as perfectly synced, energetic and agile as they were when they first shot to fame on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.
Ashley Banjo, who has gone on to be a TV talent show judge, took the job of introducing the team – and explaining how the Up Close and Personal tour came about.
They quickly gave us a reminder of some classic BGT moments – including the buzzer sequence and the transformer routine.
With Mitchell and Perri now similar heights to their counterparts, we had some newer members stepping up to be shot in the air.
This is a new, more mature Diversity to the one I saw in Brentwood five years ago, but are they as good? Better.
Just a little more dancing, they certainly left us wanting more.
Ethan Abbott, 10, a pupil at Whitehouse Community School, Ipswich, said beforehand: “I am really excited, I saw Diversity perform at Christchurch Park and loved it. I like seeing how they all work together and make different shapes with their bodies. I like the robot moves too and how they became toys in Diversitoys.
“I have just taught myself, I learn from their DVDs.”
Mark Endacott and daughter Beth, nine, of Ipswich, were on a special pre-Christmas outing, as the tickets were an early present for Beth.
“She said all her friends were coming and was really excited about it so I got the tickets as a present,” said Mark.
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