INTERVIEW: Keith Jack talks Fame the musical

Keith Jack Fame Musical

Keith Jack is currently touring the UK playing Nick Piazza in Fame the musical. Here he talks to Sammy Jones about appearing in the iconic musical. After a long association with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, this is a chance for Keith Jack to stretch his wings a little, and he is relishing the thought of playing Nick Piazza in this modern classic. He says: “It’s a completely different role for me, for one I don’t wear a loincloth, and I’m not topless, which is quite nice. I get to wear clothes! People will come along and expect something of me and see something slightly different.” “Nick is an actor who started off doing a TV commercial, and became famous from doing younger stuff, but he wants to go away and train to become a ‘real actor’ to do Shakespeare, and not just be seen as ‘that TV boy,” … Read more

Forever Plaid casting Announced

Forever Plaid at the St James Theatre Studio

Casting has been announced for Forever Plaid at the St James Theatre. The cast of four is Jon Lee (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, original member of British pop band S Club 7), Keith Jack (Joseph in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, runner-up in BBC’s Any Dream Will Do), Matthew Quinn (Dreamboats and Petticoats, West End) and Luke Striffler (UK tours of Hairspray and Avenue Q, runner-up with The Kingdom Tenors on Britain’s Got Talent 2015). Forever Plaid is a revue that pays tribute to close harmony guy groups  that reached the height of their popularity during the 1950s. Personifying the clean-cut genre are the Plaids. This quartet of high-school friends dreams of recording an album ended in death in a collision with a bus filled with Catholic schoolgirls on their way to see the Beatles’ American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with the Plaids returning … Read more