Musical Theatre | Sunday 9 April 2017 at 7:30 pm
Standard (advance) £9. Child (18 & under) £8. Senior citizen £8. Standard (on the door) £11. Licenced bar and raffle.
A masterclass in musical-comedy, this joyous, nostalgic, feel-good tale follows the meteoric rise of a hard-working village milkman to stardom during the 1963 pop revolution. Chronicled with wit and invention, and with enjoyably stylish original songs and music by BBC Folk Awards nominee Jez Lowe, this charming show is sprinkled with irresistibly funny satire and delivered with a knowing wink.
‘Eddie and the Gold Tops’ is written and directed by Kate Bramley, founder of the Badapple Theatre Company, and former Associate Director with the acclaimed Hull Truck Theatre Company. Under Kate’s leadership, Badapple aims to simply “tell good stories” and has gained a reputation for producing exciting new plays inspired by historical or biographical tales.
It’s the 1960s and everywhere you look there are bands determined to hit the big time. This tale follows our Eddie, a hard-working milkman, inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk float of ordinary life. But it’s thirty years before ‘The X Factor’ and he’s got a long way to go if he wants to make it.
Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father and has fulfilled his promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly things are on the up! His songs are heading up the charts and if can get there by tonight he’ll be on Top of the Pops …but when things take a churn for the worse, will he make it back for the morning milk?
‘Eddie and the Gold Tops’ isn’t just a sixties music show. It’s a comedy play with original music and songs written by multi award-winning musician/composer Jez Lowe. He has lovingly recreated that sixties vibe which will keep your feet tapping and put a smile on your face!
“A warm-hearted tale set in the 1960s … extremely funny.” The Stage
“Great songs, great performances … a must see show!” Gazette and Herald
“The meteoric rise … is chronicled with wit and invention in this charming production.” The Reviews Hub
“There’s an old-fashioned charm to the Eddie and the Gold Tops story” Hello Yorkshire