West End, TV and former pop star Suzanne Shaw is to lead the cast in the hit jukebox musical SHOUT! when it heads to Blackpool this autumn.
Suzanne’s big break came when she auditioned for the ITV show Popstars, and subsequently won a place in the newly-formed pop band, Hear’say. She has since gone on to carve a successful career in musical theatre having performed in countless West End and touring productions since 2003.
Suzanne will be playing Red Girl in SHOUT! when it comes to Blackpool Opera House from October 19 to November 3.
Speaking about her role, Suzanne said: “I’m really excited to be joining the cast of SHOUT! the musical. The 60’s was a brilliant era and a landmark decade for the music industry so I can’t wait to perform such classic hits and enjoy a night of nostalgia with the audiences in Blackpool. It’s always great performing back in my home county!”
SHOUT! is billed as the ultimate mod musical as this smashing revue tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during those liberating days that made England swing and includes a packed soundtrack of some of the biggest hits from the 1960s.
Joining Suzanne on stage will be Atomic Kitten and musical theatre star Liz McClarnon as Green Girl and former X-Factor finalist and musical theatre star Niki Evans as Orange Girl.
Liz added: “I’m really looking forward to spending more time in Blackpool and playing such a fun/cheeky character.
“The songs are such ‘feel good’ tunes and I’m really excited to be at such an iconic venue as the Winter Gardens! If anyone wants to find me on my days off, I’ll be at my childhood haunt, the Pleasure Beach. Ha!”
The roles of Blue Girl and Yellow Girl are yet to be cast.
SHOUT! flips through the years like a musical magazine and takes you back to the music, fashion and freedom of the 60’s with hits from the likes of Petula Clark, Lulu and Dusty Springfield. Using letters to an advice columnist, true confessions, quizzes and advertisements SHOUT! boasts terrific new arrangements of such chart-topping hits as “To Sir With Love,” “Downtown,” “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me,” “Son of A Preacher Man,” and “Goldfinger.”
With its irresistible blend of hip-swivelling hits, eye-popping fashions and psychedelic dances from the 60’s, this fun-filled musical will make you want to throw your head back and SHOUT!
SHOUT! will run at Blackpool Opera House from Wednesday October 19 to Thursday November 3.
Tickets are on sale now priced from £15. For more information go to www.wintergardensblackpool.com