Get involved! Send photos, video, news & views. Text SWINDON NEWS to 80360 or email us
Singing TV star's guest is BBC show winner Jodie
ALL the jazz and glitz of the West End was brought to the town last night as John Barrowman took to the stage.
Hundreds of fans crammed into the Oasis Leisure Centre to hear the star of screen and stage perform a medley of hits.
He covered a diverse range of music, from Shania Twain’s Man I Feel Like a Woman to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Memories.
Despite the certain age of his audience, women were dancing in the aisles and chanting for their musical hero.
He selected one lucky fan from the audience and gave her the hug of her life after she leapt on the stage.
The show itself was played out like Barrowman’s autobiography come to life, charting his move from Broadway to the BBC.
A band and four dancers adorned the stage with Barrowman always being in the spotlight.
Jodie Prenger, winner of the BBC show I’d Do Anything, was the surprise guest alongside Barrowman’s parents, who made a cameo appearance during the show. Prenger belted out a collection of stage songs as well as a few from her forthcoming album while Barrowman’s parents had the audience in stitches after they pretended to be James Bond and Pussy Galore.
Despite some empty seats, the auditorium was buzzing with the sound of music and everyone was singing along.
The audience was treated to a display of Barrowman’s personal photos, mapping his holidays, family moments and childhood.
Between the songs, Barrowman told the audience about his life on and off stage and let them into embarrassing anecdotes about himself.
The show’s finale saw the star duet with Prenger in spectacular style, with the audience left hanging onto the last note.
During the interval, and as the crowds left the Oasis, they were all beaming from ear to ear after getting their dose of Barrowman.