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New Elvis Play at Upstairs at the Gatehouse
Upstairs at the Gatehouse, a fringe theatre in north London, will present There’s A Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis, a new play with music devised and directed by John Plews with book by Jennifer Selway from 16 May to 28 June 2015, with an official opening on 20 May 2015.
"Elvis Presley set foot in the UK only once, on 3rd March 1960, at Prestwick in Scotland. The news of the King’s flying visit sends the teenage members of the Elvis Presley Fan Club (Kilmarnock Branch) into a spin as they plan to meet their idol in the flesh. He’ll only be there for a couple of hours so what could possibly go wrong? Fast forward to the 1980s to find out…"
The play will feature songs such as "It’s My Party", "All I Have to do is Dream", "Blue Suede Shoes", "Hold On Tight" and the title track "There’s A Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis".
Directed by John Plews it features musical direction by Jos Slovick, design by Leah Sams, lighting by Aaron J Dootson, sound by Jon Raper and is produced for Ovation by Katie Plews.