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A SLICE OF SATURDAY NIGHT Words and music by the Heather Brothers King's Head Theatre - 1 - 26 Aug: Transferred Arts Theatre 27 Aug: Transferred Strand Theatre 6 Sep The Heather Brothers' homage to the Swinging Sixties music was a smashhit success when presented at the King's Head Theatre and transferred to the Arts Theatre, London, where it enjoyed a 2 year run. It then moved to the Strand Theatre London September 6, 1993 for a 12 week run. The Club-A-Go-Go, run by Eric 'Rubber legs' DeVere, a faded rock star, is where "the action is" on Saturday night, which means chatting-up, the boasting, the heartaches - in fact, all the highs and lows of teenage emotions. A knowing and affectionate look back to the 60s, with a fast-moving score of doo-wop, soft rock, and many laughs (and a few reminiscent sighs) along the way! SYNOPSIS It's Saturday Night at the provincial "Club A-Go-Go" and three blokes and four birds are out on the pull. The girls, chalk-faced, pale lipped and lacquered to perfection are desperate to look like Twiggy, Sandy Shaw or Dusty Springfield. The lads in their button-down collars and leather caps are all would-be Beatles or embryo Donovans. However, beneath the girls' skimpy Mary Quant and St Laurent copied dresses beat virginal Barbara Cartland hearts, while inside the lads' cool, hipster trousers lurk the impulses which have driven adolescents to distraction since the dawn of time. Sue is going out with Gary, who chats up Penny and any other bit of stuff that looks his way. Sharon fancies Rick who fancies Sharon but can't pluck up courage to tell her because she hasn't told him. Eddie fancies Bridget who doesn't fancy anyone. And so, watched over by ageing rocker Eric (Rubber-legs) De Vere, the club's seen-it-all, done-it-all owner, we follow then as they wend their way through teenage sexual mores as rigid and predictable as any New Guinea tribesman's initiation rights. MUSICAL NUMBERS Act 1 • A Slice Of Saturday Night - Company • Club A-Go-Go - Eric • Waiting - Bridget, Sue, Sharon and Penny • Saturday Chat - Company • Seventeen - Rick, Sharon and Eric • Don’t Touch Me - Eddie, Eric, Gary and Rick • Don’t Touch Me (Reprise) - Bridget • Twiggy - Sue • Cliff - Eric and Company • Love On Our Side - Terry & Shirl • What Do I Do now? - Sharon & Rick • What Do You Do? - Company • If You Want To Have Fun - Eric & Company • The Long Walk Back - Rick • Romance/Wham Bam - Company • The Boy Of My Dreams - Bridget & Eddie • It Wouldn’t Be Saturday Night Without A Fight - Eric and Company Act 2 • Eric’s Hokey Cokey - Eric and Company • I Fancy You - Rick and Sharon • Sentimental Eyes - Sharon and Rick • Heartbreaker - Sue, Bridget, Penny, Sharon and Gary • Eric’s Gonna Keep Doin’ - Eric, Gary and Rick • Oh So Bad - Eddie and Gary • Please Don’t Tell Me - Company • You’re Oh So... - Sue, Bridget, Sharon, Penny and Gary • Lies - Eric, Gary, Eddie and Rick • Baby I Love You - Gary, Sue, Birds and Blokes • PE - Gary • Who'd Be Seventeen - Eric • Last Saturday Night - Rick and Sharon • A Slice Of Saturday Night/Club A Go-Go (Reprise) - Company