All The Fun of the Fair with David Essex at Garrick 17 April
David Essex stars in All The Fun of The Fair, which opens at the Garrick Theatre 28 April 2010, following previews from 17 April - booking to 5 Sep 2010.
The musical, which has been touring the UK 2008/2009, is directed by Nikolai Foster. It has book by Jon Conway, songs of David Essex. music and orchestrations by Ian Wherry.
Inspired by David Essex debut album ‘All The Fun Of The Fair’. Concerns fun fair owner Levi Lee, recently widowed and father of a rebellious teenage son. Danger and mysticism lurk in the future, as predicted by the gypsy fortune teller who is in love with Levi. Dodgems and motorbikes, crafty cons and candy floss, fairground horses and fights, along with romance and rock and roll bring out the carnival atmosphere, but beware… all is not always fun at the fair!
Songs include 'Hold Me Close', 'Gonna Make You A Star', 'Silver Dream Machine'.
David Essex has enjoyed a career spanning concerts, records, theatre, composing, film and TV. His theatre credits include Jesus in "Godspell" (1971), Che in "Evita" (1978); and Fletcher Christian in is own musical "Mutiny!" (1985). In 2006 he returned to the West End stage for the first time in 21 years when he appeared in "Footloose" as Reverend Shaw Moore at the Novello Theatre. His film credits include "That'll Be The Day"(1973), "Stardust" (1974) & "Silver Dream Racer" (1980). His pop career includes hit songs, "Rock On" , "Hold Me Close" and "Gonna Make You A Star".