The famous clubs and eccentric characters of London’s West End in the 1960s have been recreated in a new musical which arrives soon at Milton Keynes Theatre.
Carnaby Street is a celebration of a golden age in musical history, when bands such as The Beatles, The Searchers and The Who topped the charts.
Directed by Bob Tomson and designed by Matthew Wright, Carnaby Street tells the story of Jude, a working class boy from Liverpool, who is new in town and armed with nothing but his guitar and his dreams of fame and fortune.
A chance encounter with man-about-town Jack leads to Jude joining a band led by ‘Wild Thing’ at the Marquee Club and with Jack acting as their hopelessly inexperienced manager. They try to make it big in the exploding pop and rock scene of the time. The show is packed with more than 30 classic hits, including Shout, My Generation, Go Now and Twist and Shout.
It will run from Tuesday, September 3, until Saturday, September 7. Performance times will be 7.30pm each evening and 2.30pm on the Wednesday and Saturday of the run. Tickets cost £7.90 to £37.90.
For more details, see www.atgtickets.com.