As a lot of you know that read Blazing Minds, I do a lot of reviews for the movies, events, music and much more and I’m also delving in to the theatre side of entertainment to bring you, the reader, some amazing shows that my local theatre The Pavilion Theatre, will be putting on.

So when I got an email today with the announcement of the cast for the show “Carnaby Street” which is coming to the Rhyl Pavilion Theatre in April I just had to share it with all you entertainment lovers that read the blog.

Carnaby Street The Musical Welcomes New Cast

Carnaby Street

It now seems that Aaron Sidwell will take on the role of ‘Jack’, replacing the previously announced Sid Own who has decided to withdraw from the musical.  Also from EastEnder like Sid Owen, Aaron Sidwell’s theatre credits include “Loserville – The Musical” (West End) and “The Prodigals” (Gilded Balloon, Edinburgh). He has also appeared in the films “Blood Army” and “The Nephilim”.

Matthew Wycliffe will play ‘Jude’, the idealistic musician who travels down to London to follow his dream of stardom.  Wycliffe’s previous credits include ‘Bob Gaudio’ in the hit West End show “Jersey Boys” and touring the world as ‘Buddy Holly’ in “The Buddy Holly Story”.

“I’m incredibly excited and looking forward to see this strong cast in rehearsals next week.  Although we’re disappointed that Sid has decided to remain in California, we’re extremely happy to welcome Aaron and Matthew to Carnaby Street.” – Producer Carl Leighton-Pope

The replacements announced for the cast of Carnaby Street will join the cast members :

Verity Rushworth (“Emmerdale”, “Hairspray”, “The Sound of Music”) as ‘Penny Lane’

Tricia Adele-Turner (“Legally Blonde”, “Blood Brothers”, “We Will Rock You”) as ‘Jane’

Mark Pearce (“Ghost – The Musical”, “The Blues Brothers”, and “Bugle Boy”) as ‘Wild Thing’

Paul Hazel (“Avenue Q”, “Desperately Seeking Susan”, “The Lion King”) as ‘Lily the Pink’

Hugo Harold-Harrison (“Priscilla Queen of the Desert”, “Fame”, “Grease”) as ‘Arnold Layne’.

Carnaby Street” is set against the backdrop of London’s West End in the Sixties. The show explores the 1960’s as a time of hope and freedom and features hits from the era including “Keep On Running”, “Go Now”, “Shout”, “Born To Be Wild” and many more. On the 25th March Universal Music will be releasing a companion compilation album which will also include recordings of original music used in the show.

Carnaby Street” is directed by Bob Tomson, whose West End credits include “Blood Brothers” and “Dreamcoats and Petticoats”, and designed by Matthew Wright (“La Cage aux Folles”, “Evita”).

Tickets are on sale for show which will be on at the Rhyl Pavilion from the 22nd-27th April 2013. You can book online or by calling the ticket office on 01745 330000.


Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and photographer. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham