Pollard Shouts as Sixties Musical Transfers to ArtsDate: 24 March 2009
Su Pollard will hit the West End in the “feelgood” 1960s musical Shout!, which transfers to the Arts Theatre for a ten-week season from 29 April to 28 June 2009 (previews from 17 April).
Set in a hair-dressing salon, the audience are taken on a musical journey through Swinging Sixties London. Five gorgeous women and one lucky man will twist and shout, shimmy and shake while belting out more than 30 hits from the era including “Downtown”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “I Only Wanna Be With You”, “To Sir With Love” and “These Boots Are Made for Walking”.
Shout! is based on an original idea by Phillip George and David Lowenstein and adapted for UK audiences by Julie Balloo. It’s directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer.
First seen in this country at London’s Jermyn Street Theatre in 2001, when it was nominated for a Whatsonstage.com Award, it launched a major regional tour last year, starring Pollard, as the girls’ mentor Vonnie, and Claire Sweeney. Further casting for the West End season has yet to be announced.
- by Terri Paddock