Stetsons at the ready as comedy musical ‘Achy Breaky Bride’ comes to Liverpool
From the producers that brought audiences Rita, Sue and Bob Too! and The Salon, Regal Entertainments are back with brand-new comedy musical, Achy Breaky Bride this October.
After a well-received run at St Helens Theatre Royal earlier this year, this hilarious jukebox country musical makes its Liverpool premiere.
Written by Emma Culshaw and David Paul and directed by Sylvie Gatrill, it comes to The Epstein Theatre from Wednesday 9th – Saturday 19th October.
This brand-new comedy includes all the biggest classic country hits to sing along to, including: Crazy, Jolene, Rhinestone Cowboy, Rose Garden, Achy Breaky Heart and many more!
The shows stellar cast includes Radio City’s Leanne Campbell; Brookside and Benidorm’s Philip Olivier; Liverpool favourite Lindzi Germain; The X Factor’s David Heath; and Rita, Sue and Bob Too! star Olivia Sloyan.
The Ruby Slippers’ Emma Vaudrey; The Salon’s Jenna Sian O’Hara; and Liverpool Theatre School alum Adam Curtis complete the line-up.
It’s never a dull day in Dolly’s Dream Dresses, Liverpool’s boutique Bridal shop run by A Boy Named Sue (Olivier) and his sister Jolene (Campbell).
Radio City breakfast host Leanne Campbell is always an audience favourite. She is well-known to audiences through her many panto appearances and other stage roles, including Carol in The Salon at St Helens Theatre Royal in 2016 and The Epstein Theatre in 2017.
Joining Leanne is Brookside and Benidrom star Philip Olivier.
Philip spent seven years playing Tinhead in Channel 4 soap opera Brookside and appeared in season six and seven of ITV comedy Benidorm. Stage appearances include The Ale House at St Helens Theatre Royal and The Dome in Liverpool, Dirty Harry in the UK tour of Never Forget and The Salon at St Helens Theatre Royal and The Epstein Theatre.
Also in the line-up is the sensational Lindzi Germain. The Liverpool actress and writer is a favourite across the city and Lindzi has appeared in countless productions including Bon Voyage at The Epstein Theatre; Scouse Pacific and The Royal at The Royal Court Liverpool; and The Ale House at St Helens Theatre Royal and Liverpool Grand Central.
X Factor star David Heath also joins the cast. The Bootle native was a member of boyband Eton Road on the 2006 series of the hit ITV show, finishing in fifth place. David’s stage credits include the title role in Aladdin at St Helens Theatre Royal and The Wizard of Oz at The Epstein Theatre.
Emma Vaudrey is a successful stage and screen actress with credits including Lady Killers and Springhill. She recently appeared in psychological thriller Blood Runs Deep at The Unity Theatre and starred with Divina De Campo in 2016’s The Ruby Slippers.
Olivia Sloyan returns. Her theatre credits include Sue in Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Tia in The Salon, Princess Jasmine in Aladdin, and both Linda and Brenda in Blood Brothers.
Audiences may recognise Jenna Sian O’Hara from 2017’s production of The Salon, and completing the cast is Adam Curtis. Since graduating from Liverpool Theatre School Adam’s credits include the UK tour of Ken Dodd’s The Happiness Show and UK tour of Stardust.
Producer, Chantelle Nolan said:
“I am delighted to bring Achy Breaky Bride to audiences of Liverpool. It has an incredibly funny script and is filled with some of the biggest classic country hits which is certain to have everyone up in the aisles singing and dancing.”
Watch all the Crazy antics unfold as Sue and Jolene work non-stop from 9-5 to help these blushing brides-to-be prepare for their big days!
Will they make it down the aisle without a hitch? Will they stand by their man proclaiming I Will Always Love You? Don’t count on it!
Grab your stetsons and put on your cowboy boots as they are made for walking down The Epstein Theatre this October. You’ll have an Achy Breaky Heart if you miss it!
WHAT THE CRITICS SAY
★★★★ North West End
“A hilariously funny, light-hearted entertaining show”
★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
“Have not laughed so much in a long time…The whole cast were excellent and really connected with the audience”
What’s Good To Do
“A light-hearted play with great country music and a wonderful cast.”
The Reviews Hub
“You can’t go wrong with Achy Breaky Bride…Pure unadulterated fun”
Photo Credit: David Munn Photography
Achy Breaky Bride
Date: Wednesday 9 – Saturday 19 October
- Wed & Thu 7:30pm
- Fri & Sat 8pm
- Sat Matinee 4pm
- Sun 6pm (no shows Mon 14 & Tue 15 October)
Tickets from £15
To book tickets please call 0844 888 4411* or go online at www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk * or in person at The Epstein Theatre Box Office from 12pm – 6pm Monday – Saturday.
*Subject to booking fee. All prices include a £1 per ticket venue restoration levy
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