Wednesday, December 9

David Essex Fun of the Fair Musical to open at Garrick

The musical All the Fun of the Fair which was co-written  by David Essex and named after his hit 1975 album will debut in the West End in the New Year.  All the Fun of the Fair is co-written by Jon Conway (the creator of Boogie Nights,) and features many of David Essex’s hits including “Winter's Tale”, “Hold Me Close”, “Gonna Make You a Star”, “Rock On” and “Silver Dream”.

All the Fun of the Fair is set in a travelling funfair and tells the story of the owner Levi Lee (Essex), who is trying to come to terms with the loss of his wife while fighting off  the attentions of an  over amorous divorcee. He is also trying to deal with his difficult teenage son and his tangled love life as well as the worrying predictions of a gypsy fortune-teller.

All the Fun of the Fair premiered in September 2008 at the Churchill Theatre Bromley and has been very successful on tour. It will open at the Garrick Theatre and is booking from 17th April to 5th September 2010.

Essex is no stranger to musical theatre and his  big break came in 1971 when he was cast as Jesus in the original London production of Godspell. Other roles have included Fletcher Christian in Mutiny! (which he also co-wrote) and Che in the original cast of Evita (which gave him the hit “Oh What a Circus”). More recent musical credits include Footloose in the West End and the tour of Aspects of Love.

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