Bringing the swinging sixties to Rhyl, the new musical Carnaby Street has arrived at the Rhyl Pavilion and last night was the first showing and I was lucky enough to get tickets to see the show.
Based in the sixties around the famous, Carnaby Street, in London the show follows the decade with some wonderful characters that are living their lives and looking for that big break for their band.
Starring Aaron Sidwell as “Jumpin’ Jack” and Verity Rushworth as “Penny Lane”, the show explores the 60’s as a time of hope and freedom and will feature hits from the era including “You Really Got Me”, “Let’s Spend the Night Together”, “Go Now” and many more. Universal Music will be releasing a compilation album with original tracks of music used in the show.
Carnaby Street – The Sixties Are Back!
Throw in two newcomers from Liverpool and you have an interesting and brilliant play based around a time that was changing the ideas and minds of the young at the time.
Using music from the era to show feelings and moments for the characters is really nicely done and a great choice of tracks from the sixties have been used so well.
We even have a character called “Lilly the Pink” named after the song, who is flamboyant to say the least.
The casts for the show are brilliant and each member put their heart in to the production, there are some really funny moments during the show, such as the newspaper man who walks from one side of the stage to the other with the headlines, giving us the idea when a particular moment is set and adding his own twist to the headlines.
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”),
Even younger audiences members will enjoy Carnaby Street, it’s a fum musical that pulls in the audience to laugh out loud and join in the with amazing choice of songs, although I may have to add a little warning for a few bits of swearing, but they aren’t very bad.
If you get chance to see Carnaby Street, then go and see it, it’s a fun filled evening and an excuse to let your hair down and kick back with amazing sixties songs that a lot of us know.
Carnaby Street is playing at the Rhyl Pavilion until the 27th April 2013, for more information and how to book your tickets click here.