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OPEN 01/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
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
When most of us think of the 1950s, we think of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Hot Rods, Elvis, D.A. haircuts and teenage rebellion. But there was a ‘flipside’ to this era – the side of harmony, innocence and the sincerity of dreams – when American families gathered in front of the TV to watch their favourite programmes, like Ed Sullivan or the Perry Como Show. It was a period when vocal groups harmonised their way across the airwaves and jukeboxes of the USA.
Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky loved to sing. They all met in high school around 1956, and, as Forever Plaid, dreamed of becoming like their idols – The Four Aces and The Crew Cuts. They rehearsed in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company. It was here they became FOREVER PLAID.
We are delighted to be bringing this socially distanced production of Forever Plaid back once more to the Gatehouse. This ‘Heavenly Musical’ is one of our favourites with its ‘square’ songs from the Fifties. This delicious fun revue is chock-full of classic quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies.
Cast includes: Cameron Burt, George Crawford, Alex Zane
Songs include: Magic Moments, Catch a Falling Star, Cry, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Three Coins in a Fountain.
- Director – John Plews
- Choreographer – Racky Plews
- Musical Director – Ian Oakley
- Lighting Designer – Aaron Dootson
- Sound Designer – Toby Burrow
- Associate Choreographer – Eddie Slattery
- Casting – Pearson Casting
- Producer – Katie Plews for Ovation
- performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London
Greater London , N64BD
Open from 01/06/2021 to 27/06/2021