At a time when the weather has been anything but sunshine, it's great that a show like I Should Be So Lucky exists to blast away those blues. 

I took a trip to the Bristol Hippodrome to see the new musical based on the music of Stock Aitken Waterman and predominantly featuring songs from the icon that is Kylie Minogue among others, and I was pleasantly surprised. 

There's a tendency in musical theatre for modern jukebox musicals to be fairly by-the-numbers and relatively derivative, almost coming across as a soulless cash grab, but I Should Be So Lucky doesn't fall into this category at all. 

The storyline itself isn't anything particularly to write home about, a husband-to-be jilts his wife at the altar and she chooses to still go on their would-be honeymoon with her friends and family, and he also goes there to try and win her back. 

But it does a fantastic job of meaningfully incorporating the myriad of pop hits like the titular 'I Should Be So Lucky', 'Never Too Late’, ‘You Spin Me Round’ and ‘Respectable’. 

It also benefits from knowing exactly what it is and delivering that perfectly with a show that absolutely nails the town and the humour that is needed. It's genuinely funny in several parts, has some of the most surprising and brilliant one-liners you'll hear in a musical and it's above all, at all times extremely fun. 

The cast, which also sort of features Kylie Minogue as a guiding spirit within a mirror at several parts, have brilliant chemistry together and all completely, as the kids say these days, 'understood their assignment'. 

The two leads Lucy-Mae Sumner and Billy Roberts are superb as the husband and wife caught in the middle of misunderstandings and love triangles, with Sumner in particular packing a surprisingly powerful voice!

The rest of the cast is also great with Scott Paige's Michael delivering non-stop laughs and Giovanni Spano almost stealing the show as the incredibly loyal but fairly bizarre best man Ash. 

It's also worth pointing out how pleasantly diverse the cast is in all respects, which is another huge positive of the performance and just really lovely to see as someone who has seen a lot of musicals fail in this area.

Ultimately the whole thing, including the love-heart-shaped set design, is so delightfully cheesy in the best possible way that it's no surprise everyone was up on their feet and dancing by the end.