I FIRST saw The Script when they were the support band here at the BIC.

They had to set up in front of the stage curtain, had a few feet of space to play with and performed to a half empty venue. Their latest appearance could not have been more different.

Support act Becky Hill has been making a real name for herself over the past few months and should soon be headlining fair sized venues in her own right. She delivered a great set and had the audience in the perfect mood for the main event.

Danny, Mark, Glen and the band took to the stage and opened with Something Unreal, a tune that was accompanied by lasers and two cannons firing golden confetti into the crowd. A great start that was quickly followed by Superheroes, Talk You Down and If You Don’t Love Yourself. An excellent version of Rain accompanied by waterfall graphics projected onto the stage backdrop along with a circular display suspended from the ceiling that at times resembled the Museum of The Moon sculpture by Luke Jerram.

Halfway through the set the band appeared in the middle of the audience to perform a small set of songs including Run Through Walls, Never Seen Anything and The Man Who Cant Be Moved. A return to the main stage saw a couple of more songs with the main set ending with more lasers to accompany Hall of Fame.

The warmth of the interaction with the crowd throughout the evening helped to transform the BIC from an arena into what felt like an intimate club gig with a big, big production.

The band soon returned for encore of The Last Time, Breakeven and For the First Time before leaving a crowd that had witnessed a great gig and were already calling for the band to return.