We have all become accustomed to LOUISE starring in musical
she has starred in the world premiere of BLOCKBUSTER THE MUSICAL which featured
the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike
Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s.
LOUISE starred as Alice alongside Paul Nicholas as Max, Aaron Sidwell
and Suzanne Shaw as Carol.
BLOCKBUSTER The Musical begins in 2014 with Mickey Block (Aaron
Sidwell), a young busker,
singing in London's Soho. Mickey has borrowed money to buy a car. Unfortunately
he crashes it without insuring it and is now being pursued by Charlie Daz, a
"loan shark" to whom he owes money. Taking refuge in Crazy Max's Retro Record
shop, Mickey meets Max (Paul Nicholas), a mystical figure, who discovers Mickey
has problems and tells him he can turn his life around if he performs two
selfless deeds within seven days.
Nicholas in his dual role as Paul wants to become more than just good friends
with neighbour Alice (Louise English) - a blinding cue for Smokie's Living Next
Door To Alice.
With Charlie Daz in hot pursuit, Mickey has nothing to lose and agrees. Max
tells Mickey to hide in the store's record booth and as Charlie Daz enters the
shop, Max starts the booth spinning and transports Mickey back in time to London
and 1975...Mickey is totally disorientated as he tumbles back in time and out
of the storeroom cupboard of the main Hall of Ealing College.
Befriended by Carol (Suzanne Shaw), the lead singer of the college band, he
also meets her less than reliable boyfriend Steve and Teresa, an Anti-Vietnam
Mickey is instantly smitten and he and Teresa find themselves falling in
love. Steve has gambling debts and is about to be arrested for selling stolen
Things go from bad to worse when Teresa, while leading a demo outside the
American Embassy, is kicked by a police horse and rushed to hospital in a coma.
Can Mickey help Teresa pull through and out of her coma? And can he help
Carol and stop the police arresting Steve, the boy she loves? Mickey remembers
Max's words, "Two Good Deeds Mickey".
Can Mickey fulfil his destiny and turn his life around or has time run out
and will Max transport him back to 2014? All is revealed in BLOCKBUSTER The
Joining LOUISE, Paul, Aaron and Suzanne on stage were: Blair Anderson, Michael Antony, Ami Atkinson, Grace Holdstock, Vickie Hoyles, Alim Jayda, Lee
Honey-Jones, Tom Millan, Tom Murphy, Carla Nella, Rosie O'Hare, Micha Richardson
and Ryan Ridley.
BLOCKBUSTER The Musical was directed by Paul Nicholas with a book by David
Soames, musical direction by Rob Wicks, set design by Julie Godfrey, costume
design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting design by Nick Richings, sound by David
Gates and choreography by Rebecca Howell for Paul Nicholas Productions.
2014 TOUR SCHEDULE AND TICKET ORDERING:
- 11-20 September: Orchard Theatre, Dartford
- 22-27 September:
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
- 29 Sept.- 4 October: Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon
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