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Forever Plaid

OPEN 16/12/2020 - 24/01/2021

Venue Name: Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London

Venue Postcode: N64BD


Credits: Written and originally Directed and Choreographed by STUART R0SS. Originally Produced by GENE WOLSK. Produced by Katie Plews for Ovation Theatres

Box Office phone number: 02083403488

Societies: Upstairs at the Gatehouse

There were these four guys, Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky who loved to sing. They all met in high school around 1956. They got together and dreamed of becoming like their idols – The Four Aces, The Four Freshmen and The Crew Cuts.

They rehearsed in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company. It was here they became FOREVER PLAID. As their sound developed, they sang at family gatherings, fundraisers and eventually graduated to supermarket openings and local hops.

Finally, on 9th February 1964 they landed their first big gig – the Airport Hilton Cocktail Bar. On this day our story begins…

We are delighted to be bringing Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies. Songs include: Magic Moments / Catch a Falling Star Cry / Love is a Many Splendored Thing / Three Coins in a Fountain


  • CAMERON BURT – Sky in Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre),
  • GEORGE CRAWFORD – The Book of Mormon (UK tour),
  • CHRISTOPHER SHORT – Prince of Egypt the Musical (Dominion Theatre),
  • ALEXANDER ZANE – Fame The Musical (UK tour),
  • IAN OAKLEY – Musical Theatre Recognition Award – Black British Theatre Awards 2020,
  • JESS MARTIN – 42nd Street (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)


  • Director – John Plews
  • Choreographer – Racky Plews
  • Musical Director – Ian Oakley
  • Lighting Designer – Aaron Dootson
  • Sound Designer – Toby Burrow
  • Associate Choreographer – Eddie Slattery
  • Assistant Musical Director – Connagh Tonkinson
  • Casting – Pearson Casting
  • Producer – Katie Plews for Ovation
  • Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited


Key info


Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London
Greater London , N64BD


Open from 16/12/2020 to 24/01/2021

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Tickets cost from just
£22 - £24 per person




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