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Excerpts from reviews

“And musical director Chris Poon makes light of having only two henchmen backing up his keyboard work without losing the lushness of the score (musical arrangements by Francis Goodhand).” - Musical Theatre Review  (Top Hat at the Mill at Sonning)

"All credit to the arranger Francis Goodhand, musical director Chris Poon, and sound designer Chris Whybrow for drawing such a hearty noise from a skeletal band...” - The Times (Top Hat at the Mill at Sonning)

"Musical Director Chris Poon, sounded lush playing Francis Goodhand’s wonderful orchestral arrangements." – Mozart to Musicals (Top Hat at the Mill at Sonning)

“Musical Director Chris Poon and the band make the music come to life in the most extraordinary way." - Beyond the Curtain (RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre)

“While you're nourished and overwhelmed by the vocals, your eyes are caught by tentative fingers reaching out across the space.” - Whatsonstage (RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre)

“Rent wouldn’t work without live music and the band were absolutely phenomenal. Lead on stage by Chris Poon...they are just as integral to the story as every other part of it.” - North West End UK (RENT at the Hope Mill Theatre)

“Extraordinarily, the musical director, Chris Poon is making his professional debut with this sterling cast, and eliciting from them top drawer performances that bespeak a glittering career ahead of him.” - British Theatre (Nice Work If You Can Get It at Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

“...the six-piece band led by Chris Poon and a universally excellent 12-strong cast deliver perfectly from first note to final crescendo.” - London Pub Theatres (Nice Work If You Can Get It at Upstairs at the Gatehouse)