With an exciting new production FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS promises a great night out for all the family. The talented cast of 8 sing their way through 80 + classic songs, from BRENDA LEE to THE CARPENTERS and from MOTOWN to ABBA. A whirlwind trip from the 50′s through to the best songs of today, this “hot” stage show guarantees ALL THE HITS, ALL THE ENERGY, ALL IN ONE GREAT SHOW…
News: August 2013
Diary time again, with a look at our gigs around the UK, way back on May 18th we were playing at The Gate House Theatre, Stafford with Voice of The Heart- Karen Carpenter (VOH). Quite a while since we last played at this great theatre what a great gig and what a great review from a local paper…always good news ! Our first date for 2013 at Warner Leisure resorts next with Forever In Blue Jeans (BJ) at Thoresby Hall, Notts. Beautiful venue, with an audience who were “cherry picked” for us, they were superb !
The second of our dates for Warners was on June 1st with VOH at Littlecote Manor, Hungerford another amazing venue and another great night…almost on our doorstep too ! Two seaside theatres next when we visited The Playhouse , Weston super Mare and both BJ and VOH at The Kings, Southsea. Lots of friends old and new in particular lots of Rachel’s friends at Southsea as she works in the Box Office at The Kings when not on the road with the shows…and what a fan base she’s recruited for us…..marvellous !!!
An evening at Bracknell for BJ and then yes another coastline, this time at The Westcliffe Theatre, Clacton On Sea…small world that this business is, the manager from Westcliff has just moved to Weston Super Mare…nice job from one lovely seaside to another !
Inland now to The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, and a welcome return for BJ at this great venue, one that we’ve been visiting for many years. A spooky story is the dressing room that myself and Rachel use is where Eric Morecambe of the great comedy duo Morecambe and Wise , had a fatal heart attack after completing his final show with fellow comedian Stan Stennet . You’ll be pleased to know that there are only good vibes in the dressing room and we always seem to have a lot of fun, perhaps he enjoys it too !!!
The last busy weekend for this edition began on Thursday 15th August at The Embassy Theatre, at “Sunny Skegness”, great memories of happy BJ Summer Season’s here. Our show the following night was part of the Worcester Arts Festival for VOH at Huntingdon Hall. A former chapel that is now associated with The Swan Theatre and is a great music venue. 2 terrific gigs to finish, at The Cromer Pier Theatre with both BJ and VOH. This really is a unique venue with the only problem being the long walk to the theatre via the pier which cannot be accessed by vehicles….thanks goodness for big trolleys, strong arms and lovely fresh air !!! It has to be the only theatre in the world where we can observe the many Crab fishermen, boys and girls as we walk the pier….brilliant ! The gigs were amazing too !!!
We’re enjoying a short break now but look forward to getting together again in September when we’ll be visiting lots of venues around the UK. Come and see us and then post a comment on this website, we love to hear from you and even though we don’t always reply it’s great to know that you’re enjoying the gigs as much as we are.
Have fun until we meet again,
And oh! What a night, as Franki Valli once so eloquently put it. For make no mistake – this rip-roaring rocker of a show hits you straight between the eyes and ears right from the start.
In a non-stop stream of classic hits, it steams through half a century of popular music in a two-hour show that never ever falters in capturing the very essence of what it felt like to be young in the second half of the 20th century.
Song after song, this was the soundtrack to countless mis-spent youths and there must have been few members of the audience who couldn’t pinpoint exactly where they were the first time their favourite number came up.
But it’s not long before the petticoats and blue suede shoes roll over for not only Beethoven but also the relative sophistication of the 1960s. The Four Tops’ epic Reach Out was a mini masterpiece, only marginally bettered by Smokey Robinson’s smooth-as-cream My Girl.
Before long, we were in Burt Bacharach territory, luxuriating in shameless retrospection with Trains, Boats and Planes and all those other stops along the LA freeway heading for San Jose.
This was a wonderful walk down Memory Lane, guided by a band of fabulously talented musicians who never once failed in pointing out all the incredible sites to see along the way.”
— Worcester News: Swan Theatre, Worcester
“Polish up your dance shoes, dig out your ten-gallon hat and practise your ear splittin’ Yee Ha’s”
— Encore: The Civic Hall, Guildford
“Big-Hearted, enjoyable show”
— The Gazette: Blackpool Grand Theatre
“The energy this show produces is enough to send a man to the moon, as the cast, is full on from beginning to end, singing over eighty song with over ninety costume changes…breathtaking, non-stop singing and dancing, excellent musicianship and first class entertainment”
— Civic Hall, Doncaster