First musical for society

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Performers are gearing up to stage their first musical as Seaton Delaval Pantomime Society presents Boogie Nights.

The 70’s inspired musical, packed full of the best loved disco hits of the decade, was made popular and part-written by Shane Richie.

The show tells the hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy, played by Stu Bennett, a Jack-the-lad, whose life of ‘birds, booze and boogie’ is about to be turned upside down.

It will be staged at Seaton Delaval Arts Centre from Wednesday, July 25 to Saturday, July 28.

Claire Willis, director, said: “The cast have been working so hard since April learning all the brilliant music in the show, along with dance routines and words.

“It’s a real feel good story with plenty of laughs along the way. It’s a party night like no other, where the audience are fully included in the show, sitting in the night club, which means plenty of singing and dancing along.”

Chairman Stu Bennett added: “We’ve been producing an annual pantomime since 1973, but this is the first time in our history we’ve put on a full-scale musical. It’s a big step up, but also a fantastic challenge and experience for our cast, crew and volunteers.

“Rehearsals look fantastic and it’s going to be brilliant.”