The Script performing their Tales From The Script…Greatest Hits Tour at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Tuesday 24th May 2022

Images and Review by Kevin Cooper

The Script invited a packed Motorpoint Arena to a party on Tuesday night to celebrate their fifteen years in the music business, and party they did as they swayed and sang along to nineteen of their greatest hits.

Starting the celebrations was Ella Henderson who delivered a party of a set. Opening with Risk It All, she followed up with her dance hits, Crazy What Love Can Do, Glitterball and Lighter and with the crowd adoring every minute she left the stage after belting out her 2014 hit, Ghost which had the crowd on their feet in appreciation.

With the Arena in near darkness, front man Danny O’Donoghue, guitarist Mark Sheehan and drummer Glen Power, took to the stage and with a blast of confetti bursting in to the nearby standing area, the whole Arena was brought to light and life, as they charged into opener, Superheroes.

And then there was no respite. O’Donoghue, who could give a Duracell bunny a run for its money, never stood still for the whole of the set. With him and Sheehan constantly moving from one side of the stage to the other, they moved seamlessly on with Rain and We Cry. Paint The Town Green finished the first set on the main stage as the confetti made another appearance.

There was a second smaller more intimate stage in the middle of the crowd on which they delighted them with one of their greatest hits, 2008’s The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, that had the crowd singing along to every word.

Back on to the main stage for Something Unreal complete with pyrotechnics, this party had been quite the extensive production. Ending the main set with For The First Time, there was no holding them back. Back on for No Good In Goodbye, Breakeven and Hall Of Fame, the Arena was covered in streamers, which brought the party to an exhaustive end.