David Essex has showcased “All the Fun of the Fair”, the hit musical based on his best-selling album, to audiences up and down the country on a National tour during 2009, with the trail kicking off earlier in the year at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Now it arrives in the capital again, ready to take audiences on a compelling journey as a carnival worker faces problems in the present and in the future.
Essex is a well known performer who has been on stages on all around the world. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s he produced a number of well known songs and became well known for appearing in the movie “Stardust”. However, he has also become a regular fixture of West End musicals, with credits that now include “Footloose” at the Novello Theatre alongside “Evita”, “Aspects of Love” and “Boogie Nights 2”.
His back catalogue of hits form of the basis for “All the Fun of the Fair” as a variety of well known songs from his album of the same name appear throughout the show. It means that whilst the gripping story powers along, audiences will also be treated to the likes of “Silver Dream Machine”, “Me and My Girl Nightclubbing”, “Rock On”, “Winter’s Tale”, “Gonna Make You A Star” and “Hold Me Close”.
The story focuses on Essex’s fairground worker Levi Lee, a widower who is struggling to raise his son in a hectic environment in which various perils both in the present and in the future threaten to get the best of him. His son is proving to be difficult enough as he goes through the teenage rebellion stage of his life, but he has further problems when he has to deal with the advances of a recent divorcee. So as he handles the problems his son his facing in his own love life, he must also sort out his own.
But that is not all and if the present is proving difficult enough, then the future will be impossible to handle. Lee visits a gypsy fortune teller at the fair, who informs him of dangers lurking over the horizon. In “All the Fun of the Fair”, it seems that problems are not restricted by time.
“All the Fun of the Fair” is appearing at the Garrick Theatre in 2010, where it is taking bookings for Wednesday 28th April 2010 (previews from Saturday 17th April 2010) to Sunday 5th September 2010.
|Booking From:||Saturday, 17th April 2010|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 5th September 2010|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 3pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||2 hours 5 minutes|
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