It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman's Blockbuster The Musical, will be on UK tour this Autumn, stopping at the Ashcroft Theatre, in Croydon, south London, from 29 Sep to 04 Oct 2014.
The cast of Blockbuster The Musical includes Paul Nicholas and former Hear'Say star Suzanne Shaw.
Synopsis: 'Blockbuster The Musical begins in 2014 with Mickey Block, a young busker, singing in London's Soho. Mickey has borrowed money to buy a car. Unfortunately he crashes it without insuring it and is now being pursued by Charlie Daz, a 'loan shark' to whom he owes money. Taking refuge in Crazy Max's Retro Record shop, Mickey meets Max (Paul Nicholas), a mystical figure, who discovers Mickey has problems and telrd ls him he can turn his life around if he performs two selfless deeds within seven days. With Charlie Daz in hot pursuit, Mickey has nothing to lose and agrees. Max tells Mickey to hide in the store?s recobooth and as Charlie Daz enters the shop, Max starts the booth spinning and transports Mickey back in time to London and 1975... Mickey is totally disorientated as he tumbles back in time and out of the storeroom cupboard of the main Hall of Ealing College. Befriended by Carol (Suzanne Shaw), the lead singer of the college band, he also meets her less than reliable boyfriend Steve and Teresa, an Anti-Vietnam war activist. Mickey is instantly smitten and he and Teresa find themselves falling in love. Steve has gambling debts and is about to be arrested for selling stolen cameras. Things go from bad to worse when Teresa, while leading a demo outside the American Embassy, is kicked by a police horse and rushed to hospital in a coma. Can Mickey help Teresa pull through and out of her coma? And can he help Carol and stop the police arresting Steve,the boy she loves? Mickey remembers Max's words: 'Two Good Deeds Mickey'. Can Mickey fulfil his destiny and turn his life around or has time run out and will Max transport him back to 2014? All will be revealed in Blockbuster The Musical...'
Blockbuster The Musical features a book by David Soames and features hits by Sweet, Suzi Quatro, Smokie, Tina Turner and Mud, amongst others.
Bios: Suzanne Shaw was a member of the ITV 'Popstars' band Hear'Say from 2001 to 2003. Her stage credits include the role of Roxie in 'Chicago', Janet in 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', The Narrator in 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat', Judy in 'White Christmas' and 'The Vagina Monologues'. She is also widely known for her TV role of Eve Jensen on 'Emmerdale'.
Paul Nicholas is perhaps best known for his TV roles in 'Bust' and as Vince in 'Just Good Friends'. His stage credits include 'Hair', Jesus in 'Jesus Christ Superstar', Danny in 'Grease', Claudio in 'Much Ado about Nothing', Rum Tum Tugger in 'Cats', the Pirate King in 'The Pirates of Penzance' and 'Barnum'.