Aaron Sidwell and Louise English are joining Suzanne Shaw and Paul Nicholas to star in the world premiere of Blockbuster The Musical, which features the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman, who dominated the pop world in the 1970s and 1980s.
Aaron Sidwell will play the lead character of Mickey Block, a young busker, singing in present day Soho, who is sent back in time to 1972 to perform two good deeds. Aaron – best known as Steven Beale in EastEnders – has just finished a tour of the UK as Tybalt in Romeo And Juliet.
Louise English (Alice) has played many leading roles in musical theatre. She created the role of ‘Rosa’ opposite David Essex in All the Fun of the Fair in two national tours, a West End season at the Garrick Theatre and a specially recorded DVD version. She spent two years in the West End as ‘Sally Smith’ in Me and My Girl (Adelphi Theatre), was ‘Nancy’ in Oliver! (Kuala Lumpur).
The rest of the cast are: Blair Anderson, Michael Antony, Ami Atkinson, Grace Holdstock, Vickie Hoyles, Alim Jayda, Lee Honey-Jones, Tom Millan, Tom Murphy, Carla Nella, Rosie O’Hare, Micha Richardson, Ryan Ridley.
Blockbuster The Musical is to get its world premiere at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford from Thursday 11 – Saturday 20 September. It will then tour to the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Monday 22 – Saturday 27 September and Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon, Monday 29 September – Saturday 4 October, before embarking on a No1 UK tour in 2015.
See the Orchard Theatre website for more details and to book.