Ex-EastEnder travels back to 60s London ; THEATRE Audiences will be transported back to the swinging 60s next month as musical Carnaby Street arrives at the Regent
SET against the backdrop of London's West End in the 60s, Carnaby Street relives a time when the world was changing and London was its centre.
The new musical, written by music industry agent Carl Leighton Pope, tells the story of Jude, a working class boy from Liverpool who moves to London with dreams of fame and fortune. Actor Aaron Sidwell plays the part of inexperienced band manager Jack, who discovers Jude busking and believes he can make it big.
The show captures a time and place that's become iconic, explains Aaron, who is best known for his role as troubled teen Steven Beale in BBC soap EastEnders.
Everyone was full of hope and there was this feeling that anything was possible.
The show is packed full of trend-setting fashions and 60s classics, such as Twist and Shout and My Generation. The fashions were amazing, they had great bands and the music had so much energy, continues Aaron.
It was the first time that Britain had dominated the world due to bands like The Beatles.
Previously the music scene had been ruled by American singers, such as Elvis and Johnny Cash.
Aaron's character narrates the musical, meaning that he is on stage for the majority of the show.
It's physically demanding and requires a lot of energy but I think that's the type of role that works best for me and it's been great having such a creative input.
Carnaby Street is at The Regent theatre from October 7-12. For tickets, call the box office on 0844 871 7649.
IN A NUTSHELL Featuring an era defining soundtrack, Carnaby Street the musical celebrates the swinging 60s with over 30 golden hits WIN!
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