Blockbuster Productions & OYT Present SEQUINNED SUITS & PLATFORM BOOTS Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2006
Blockbuster Productions & OYT Present
SEQUINNED SUITS & PLATFORM BOOTS
Edinburgh Festival Fringe August 2006
Mark Wheeller?s glam rock tribute play Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots affectionately recalls the glittering 70?s and one teenage boy?s ambition to be Starman. The music of David Bowie, T-Rex, Suzi Quatro, Roxy Music, Slade, Mott the Hoople, The Sweet, Alice Cooper and Mud provides the upbeat nostalgic soundtrack. Already featured on David Bowie?s own website news page, SEQUINED SUITS AND PLATFORM BOOTS is will be embraced by All the Young Dudes!
The fun, flamboyant music and fashion of the 70s are the pulse of SEQUINNED SUITS AND PLATFORM BOOTS. Based on Wheeller?s own youthful admiration of glam groups in British and American musical culture, this is a tale of a young boy?s simultaneous efforts to be a rock star and to woo local girl Lorraine Izoff. The boy, named Shakey Threwer, is guided by a mystical superhero character called The Blockbuster.
?Quirkily, original, funky and funny? looking at teenage dreams with an excellent portrayal of the animated characters. Set to a soundtrack from the glam rock era, the show is interesting for any music fan, glam rock or not?
Southampton Institute Newspaper
Playwright Mark Wheeller has six plays touring throughout UK schools. Too Much Punch For Judy has been performed 4755 times... quite a record for a contemporary play! Graham ? World?s Fastest Blindman was ?Pick of the Fringe? under the title Race To Be Seen. Kill Jill was commissioned by and premiered at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2005.
SEQUINNED SUITS AND PLATFORM BOOTS is a collaboration between Oaklands Youth Theatre and Blockbuster Productions. Oaklands Youth Theatre have performed at both the National Student Drama Festival in Scarborough, and Lloyd?s Bank Theatre Challenge at the Royal National Theatre. The group has toured in the USA (Texas), have performed in France, and have performed twice previously at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. SEQUINNED SUITS AND PLATFORM BOOTS will especially appeal to Young Americans and Children of the Revolution!Ã‚Â Bang a gong, Get it On and get a ticket!
Venue: C, venue 34, Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Dates: Monday 14 to Saturday 19 August 2006
Time: 4.25pm (55mins)
Tickets: Ã‚Â£6.50 / concs Ã‚Â£5.50
Venue box office: 0870 701 5105 / www.CtheFestival.com
Fringe box office: 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com
Further information available fromÃ‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Mark Wheeller 07970 625 645 / Mark_Wheeller@yahoo.co.uk or
the C venues press office on 0845 260 1060 / firstname.lastname@example.org