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All Shook Up

All Shook Up

LAODS PRESENTS ALL SHOOK UP

INSPIRED BY AND FEATURING THE SONGS OF ELVIS PRESLEY ®

Book by JOE DIPIETRO

by kind permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide


It’s 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing young man who changes everything and everyone he meets. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin’ out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Jailhouse Rock,” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”

  • : current/future_show
  • : 1054382
  • : Lincoln Arts Centre
  • : 20/06/2023
  • : LN67TS
  • : 24/06/2023
  • : East Midlands
  • : Book by Joe Dipietro, Songs by Elvis Presley
  • : https://lincolnartscentre.co.uk/event/all-shook-up/
  • : 20
  • : 01522837600
Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid

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.

CREATIVES:

  • 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
  • : current/future_show
  • : 41565
  • : Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London
  • : 01/06/2021
  • : N64BD
  • : 27/06/2021
  • : Greater London
  • : Written and originally Directed and Choreographed by STUART R0SS. Originally Produced by GENE WOLSK. Produced by Katie Plews for Ovation Theatres
  • : https://www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com/
  • : 02083403488
The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Hilary and Kenneth have been married for nearly 20 years.  As middle-age approaches, Kenneth finds himself in the arms of another woman.  At first, Laura embodies all that is missing from his married life but Kenneth’s fling gets desperately out of hand and his world spirals into deceit and lies.  Finally he is forced to leave Hilary.  The only problem is that Laura can’t cook and Kenneth mourns the loss of his Sunday roasts.  He sneaks back to Hilary’s house for her culinary delights.  When Hilary invites them both for dinner, Kenneth has no idea what delicacies Hilary has planned …

This is not your usual play.  It is very unusual.  It is funny, quirky, dark and shocking – a story of revenge and greed.  A wife is rejected and scorned, a mistress is belittled, and a husband just wants his cake and eat it.  Played out against an Elvis soundscape – with beehives, brothel creepers and jiving – the play will be performed cabaret-style (audience sat at tables) and the actors will engage with the audience in the plotting and final revenge. 

  • : current/future_show
  • : 40575
  • : The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Pk Road, Banbury, OX16 5QE
  • : 24/11/2021
  • : OX165QE
  • : 27/11/2021
  • : South East
  • : Debbie Isitt
  • : https://www.themillartscentre.co.uk/
  • : 13.50
  • : 01295279002
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