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Young Ones at Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch is classic entertainment

PUBLISHED: 14:50 01 September 2011

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch August  2011The Young Ones Stage  Adaptation John Plews  Directed by Matt Devitt
Designer Rodney Ford   Lighting by Mark Dymock
Musical Director Greg Last    Dance by Donna Berlin
Ernest  is Jared Ash   Jimmy is Niall Costigan	
Wendy is Rachel Dawson   Toni is  Fiona Finsbury	
Pam is Carla Freeman   Chris is  Callum Hughes
Hamilton Black is Simon Jessop  Barbara is Natasha Moore	
Alma is Wendy Paver   Nicky is  Mark Stanford
©NOBBY CLARK
+44(0)7941-515770
+44(0)20-7924-0302
nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch August 2011The Young Ones Stage Adaptation John Plews Directed by Matt Devitt Designer Rodney Ford Lighting by Mark Dymock Musical Director Greg Last Dance by Donna Berlin Ernest is Jared Ash Jimmy is Niall Costigan Wendy is Rachel Dawson Toni is Fiona Finsbury Pam is Carla Freeman Chris is Callum Hughes Hamilton Black is Simon Jessop Barbara is Natasha Moore Alma is Wendy Paver Nicky is Mark Stanford ©NOBBY CLARK +44(0)7941-515770 +44(0)20-7924-0302 nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

©Nobby Clark nobby@nobbyclark.co.uk

Love Cliff Richard or hate him, the Queen’s Theatre’s adapted version of his 1961 movie was pure classic entertainment.

The all singing and all dancing show at the theatre in Billet Lane, Hornchurch on Tuesday August 30 kick started the new autumn season at the theatre and it was a show stopping start.

The plot of the musical, is perhaps a little less known as the Cliff’s earlier film Summer Holiday.

It centres on a group of friends desperately trying to save their youth club from being demolished by the ruthless property mogul Hamilton Black so they put on their own show.

But their path is not as easy as it sounds with every avenue blocked out by the ruthless Hamilton Black.

The show is also laced with plenty of unknown rock and roll songs, but many of which are catchy and easy to get in your head.

There were chart toppers including The Young Ones, Livin’ Doll, We Say Yeah, Do You Wannna Dance and many more.

A personal favourite was the energetic and polished rock and roll dance routines and seeing the talented Cut to the Chase cast juggling playing their instruments on stage and acting.

There were also plenty of 50s inspired outfits.

You should also look out for some first class acting from the theatre’s resident group of actors/musicians Cut To The Chase.

Favourite of the night was Nicky Stanford’s take on teen heart throb Nicky, the part played by Cliff Richard.

His dulcet voice made numbers like Livin’ Doll soothingly popular with the audience.

There was also plenty of humour thanks to Jared Ashe’s part of the geeky Ernest and Simon Jessop’s play on Hamilton Black.

Popular was also Fiona Finsbury as Nicky’s love Alma.

Whehter your a Cliff fan or not, this has something in it for everyone.

The Young Ones continues at the Queen’s Theatre until Saturday September 17.

Tickets are £15 to £24 from the box office on 01708 443333.

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