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Cast announced for the UK premiere of Plaid Tidings

Cast announced for the UK premiere of Plaid TidingsCasting is announced for the UK premiere of Plaid Tidings, the seasonal sequel to the hugely successful West End hit musical Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross, ahead of its UK premiere at London’s Bridge House Theatre SE20 from 26 November – 23 December 2018.

The cast are: Alex Bloomer (Spot’s Birthday Party, UK tour, Dear Santa, Horsham), Joshua Da Costa (Middala & cover Mafala Hatimbi, The Book of Mormon, Willy, Showboat, Roy Wright, The Scottsboro Boys, all West End), Laurie Denman (Timothy, Salad Days (Union Theatre & Theatre Royal Bath) and Kris Marc-Joseph (Rothschild & Sons, Park Theatre, Yank! Hope Mill/Charing Cross Theatre).

Plaid Tidings is a ‘Heaven Sent’ festive treat which is fantastically funny, beautifully sung and takes the audience on a journey to a more innocent time, a time when Christmas was all about family, friendship and goodwill. The venue’s 5th Christmas UK premiere in as many years, previous critically-acclaimed shows have included It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol … More or Less, Another Night Before Christmas (named The Best Festive Show in the UK by BroadwayWorld) and last year’s A Miracle on 34th Street.

When an up-and-coming men’s harmony group, The Plaids are killed on the eve of their biggest performance, after a collision with a school bus containing kids heading to see The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show – the kids survive … The Plaids sadly do not! To their surprise they are sent back to the earth to give a concert, to test their worthiness to be the eternal guardians of harmony! Having successfully completed this extraordinary challenge, the Plaids are granted tenure in the Celestial Cosmos – or so they believe…However on a cold and wintery December night, through a rip in the Earth’s Ozone The Plaids are sent back for a second time – the reason why, none of them understand! Through a series of clues and an uncanny capacity to keep referring to the Christmas season, they realise their reason for returning is to bring festive cheer to an uncertain World – by performing the ultimate TV Christmas Special – An evening filled with beautifully harmonised Yuletide songs and tales of Christmases past, a show they endlessly talked about but never were able to achieve whilst alive! Only if this is accomplished can our Plaids discover the real reason for their return and finally find peace.

Director Guy Retallack. Musical Director Laurie Denman. Choreographer Paul Harris.
Producer Rob Harris for Bridge House Productions SE20 Limited.

Plaid Tidings
by Stuart Ross
Director Guy Retallack

Bridge House Theatre,
2 High Street,
London, SE20 8RZ
26th November – 23rd December
Press nights: Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 November at 7.30pm
Prices: £15.00 – £22.00
Running Time: 2 Hours and 20 minutes (with interval).
Tickets. www.bhtheatre.com


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