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VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From16th December 2020
To24th January 2021
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun Mats 16:00. Dec 28,29,30, Jan21 2,23 Mats 15:00. No perf. Dec 24,25, Jan21 1
PricesFrom £22.00. To £24.00.
What is currently on at Upstairs at the Gatehouse (V1170)

Forever Plaid

There were these four guys, Sparky, Jinx and Francis and Smudge who loved to sing. They all met in high school around 1956. Discovering that they shared an affection for music and entertaining, they got together and dreamed of becoming like their idols - The Four Aces, The Four Freshmen, The Hi-Lo's 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, fund raisers 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.....
Author Stuart Ross

Archive :: production:T0756630742, musical:S0334337776, venue:V1170

Production details


Producer Katie Plews (for Ovation)
Director John Plews
Musical Director Ian Oakley
Choreographer Racky Plews
Lighting Aaron Dootson
Sound Toby Burrow
Choreographer Eddie Slattery (associate choreographer)
Musical Director Connagh Tonkinson (assistant)
Director Pearson Casting

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