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Carnaby Street to embark on UK tour

The 60s set musical to hit the road again this autumn.

Carnaby Street

Following the success of its spring tour, Carnaby Street has announced details of an autumn tour.

The 60s themed musical set in London’s West End relives a time when the world was changing and anything was possible. It tells the story of Jude, a working class boy from Liverpool, who is new town and armed with nothing but his guitar. We follow his journey as he pursues stardom.

Carnaby Street features over 30 hits from the 60s including Shout, My Generation, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood and more.

With a book inspired by writer, producer and music industry legend Carl Leighton Pope’s real life experiences he says; “In 1964 I was 18 years old. My father had a pub in Dean Street, Soho called The Crown and Two Chairman and I was an out of work actor. I worked five nights a week in the now iconic venue – The Marquee Club – the hottest club in London for new bands. The Who, The Yardbirds, Rod Stewart, Moody Blues and many more started their careers there in 1964.

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“Being a mod meant I rode a Vespa scooter, bought my clothes in Carnaby Street and followed the cool bands of the time. The Who led the way. We fought on the beaches and lived for the weekends. Our whole lives were based around music. It told us who we were, who we hung around with, what girls we knew. What dances we did – in fact – our entire lifestyle. Soho was called the Square Mile, and that’s where the 60’s really began.

“My 40 years in the music business has given me many road stories, all of which, told with a drink are entertaining. There have been many suggestions about ‘the book’, but my intention was never to write one. The musical is my document, it is mildly autobiographical in that all that the characters were real people that I met during that time.

The songs are classic 60’s hits and the fashion and the colour gave me my story. I didn’t want it to be a song-led concert style musical, so the book, together with the music is the story I wanted to tell. It took 16 years to write. It was a real labour of love. Please enjoy it as much as I do.”

You can catch the show at the following dates:

Tues 3rd – Sat 7th Sept

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MILTON KEYNES, Keynes Theatre
box office: 0844 871 7652

Mon 9th – Sat 14th Sept

WOKING, New Victoria Theatre
box office: 0844 871 7645

Tues 17th – Sat 21st Sept

SOUTHAMPTON, Mayflower Theatre
box office: 02380 711 811

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Mon 23rd – Sat 28th Sept

WIMBLEDON, New Wimbledon Theatre
box office: 0844 871 7646

Mon 30th – Sat 5th Sept

TORQUAY, Princess Theatre
box office: 0844 871 3023

Mon 7th – Sat 12th Oct

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STOKE ON TRENT, Regent Theatre
box Office: 0844 871 7649

Mon 14th –Sat 19th Oct

BRIGHTON, Theatre Royal
box office: 0844 871 7650

Tues 21st – Sat 26th Oct

SCARBOROUGH, Futurist Theatre
box Office: 01723 374 500

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Tues 29th Oct – Sat 2nd Nov

BRADFORD, Alhambra Theatre
box office: 01274 432 000

Mon 4th – Sat 9th Nov

GLASGOW, Kings Theatre
box office: 0844 871 7648

Mon 11th – Sat 16th Nov

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SUNDERLAND, Empire Theatre
box office: 0844 847 2499

Mon 18th – Sat 23rd Nov

MALVERN, Festival Theatre
box office: 01684 892 277

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