In its inaugural UK tour, I Should Be So Lucky delivers a standing ovation as it opens in Southampton.

Starring Lucie-Mae Sumner, Billy Roberts, and Giovanni Spano – I Should Be So Lucky is a sing-along for the whole family with an unrivalled collection of 80’s hits.

Directed and created by Debbie Isitt – with the toe tapping choreography of Strictly Come Dancing creative director, Jason Gilkinson – the musical centres around a young couple, Ella (Sumner) and Nathan (Roberts), when the latter leaves his bride to be at the altar.

Faced with the heartbreak of a lifetime, Ella’s close friends and family accompany her to the jilted bride’s intended honeymoon destination in Turkey, soon to be joined by Nathan and his best friend Ash (Spano), who stop at nothing in their attempts to reunite the couple under the Turkish sun.

I Should Be So Lucky is perfectly cast, as Spano, Jamie Chapman, and Scott Paige bring bundles of comedy with punchy one-liners and physical humour.

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It’s a surprisingly comedic piece – given the fact the show starts with a car crash wedding – best compared with ABBA’s stage musical Mamma Mia! – as hit after hit is crammed into two and a half hours of viewing time that sweeps along without chance to catch breath.

Music from Bananarama, Rick Astley, and Jason Donavan are all included in the show, with songs from Kylie Minogue heavily featured – one of which the musical is named after.

The Australian pop star even appears as a supporting character in I Should Be So Lucky, appearing as a figment of Ella’s imagination as a ‘specially created digital character.’

The last 10 minutes of the show’s opening night at The Mayflower had the audience singing and dancing along in unison, before a well-deserved standing ovation for all those involved in the company’s production.

I Should Be So Lucky is a great night out for the whole family and is running at Southampton’s Mayflower Theatre until Saturday, January 27.