The Hackney Empire Theatre will be presenting the world premiere of a brand new musical for a short period next month.
Indeed, it will be playing host to the production Carnaby Street for a nine-day run at the Hackney Empire Theatre from April 6th.
A scintillating celebration of the 1960s, which features music from the likes of Manfred Mann, The Animals and The Searchers, this is a wonderful new production and people will have to be quick to book stays in central London hotels to catch a performance.
It is an homage to London way back in the swinging 60s that is set against the backdrop of London’s West End, with its famous clubs, trendy fashions and eccentric characters.
The story follows Jude, a working class boy from Liverpool, new in town and armed with nothing but his guitar and dream to make it big in the music industry. This superb production features a number of classic hits from the era including the likes of Roll Over Beethoven, Do Wah Diddy Diddy, Tired of Waiting For You, You Really Got Me, Keep on Running and Sweets for my Sweet.
It has been written by music agent Carl Leighton-Pope over the last ten years and he said of the production: “I was 18 in 1964 and all the characters in this musical are people I met at that time. Carnaby Street was somewhere everyone went on a Saturday to hang out with other mods and the rock stars of the day. It was a time of great optimism and the Carnaby Street musical truly represents this life-changing era.”
People will be able to get their hands on tickets for one of the productions from as little as £10, while the best seats in the house will set visitors to the capital back just £28.50.