Shout! to close early 31 May 2009 at the Arts

Shout! to close early 31 May 2009 at the Arts

Shout!, a musical celebration of the swinging 60s, has posted early closing notices for 31 May 2009. (It was originally booking to 28 June 2009.)

The show opened at the Arts Theatre 29 April 2009, following previews from 17 April to average notices from the popular press: THE TIMES says "Tacky, cynical affair." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The choreography looks like something my goddaughter cooks up with her friends on a Saturday afternoon." THE STAGE says, "The show remains decidedly amiable rather than ever becoming electrifying." THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "This delightful evening is awash with nostalgia."

Directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer, the cast includes Su Pollard, best known for playing Peggy in 1980s television sitcom Hi De Hi!

The show is based on an original idea by Phillip George & David Lowenstein, and is adapted by Julie Balloo.

Set in a hair-dressing salon, the audience are taken on a musical journey around swinging London, capturing the fashions, sexual liberation and great fun of the times. Five women and one man will twist and shout, shimmy and shake while belting out classic, timeless hits including Downtown, Son Of A Preacher Man, I Only Wanna Be With You, To Sir With Love and These Boots Are Made For Walking. A Soundtrack full of pop songs which made big stars out of Cilla Black, Petula Clark, Lulu and Dusty Springfield.

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