Be Young, Be Foolish But Be Happy! Once Upon on a Time in Wigan - Live!
is a full-on celebration of Wigan Casino and its legendary Northern Soul all-nighters when kids from blue collar lives all across the country could escape 70âs tedium and get Out on the Floor and Dance Dance Dance! Itâs September 1981, the very last night of the Casino. Britain is changing. For Danny, Maxine, Suzanne and Bolton boy Eugene, Northern Soul has been their way out - a weekly escape hatch! The Wigan all-nighter delivered Soul Galore, the highlight of the week - eight hours of classic soul, sweat and passion, to a soulful soundtrack of Detroit and Philly, east and west coast winners. But Time Will Pass You By, and as the club opens its doors for one last time, Eugene takes us back on an emotional journey to his very first heady night at Wigan, when he fell in love with Maxine. And how a potent mix of drugs, sex, love and classic 60âs and 70âs American soul music changed his life... as the song says Itâll Never Be Over For Me... Once Upon A Time in Wigan - Live! website
.Performers Rupert Hill, Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi, Richard Oldham, Laura Bonnah.
Author Mick Martin. Producer Octagon Theatre. Director Mark Babych. Musical Director Howard Gray. Design Richard Foxton.