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

REVIEW: Leader Of The Pack, Waterloo East Theatre ✭✭✭

Leader Of The Pack at Waterloo East Theatre

Leader Of The Pack Waterloo East Theatre 13th October 2015 3 Stars Book Tickets Leader Of The Pack – The Ellie Greenwich Musical is as the title suggests a jukebox musical based around the musical career of prolific pop songwriter Ellie Greenwich. It takes place from 1959 with her first meeting with Jeff Barry, the man who would become her husband and song-writing partner, through to several years after to dissolution of their marriage in 1991. Greenwich’s story is remarkable given that she co-wrote the hits of a generation, including the show’s title song, Be My Baby, Baby – I Love You, Then He Kissed Me, Da Doo Ron Ron, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Maybe I Know, Look Of Love, Chapel Of Love, I Can Hear Music, and River Deep-Mountain High. Long before Beautiful – The Carole King Musical was on the scene, Leader Of … Read more