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‘Forever Plaid’ Comes Back to Life in All New London Production

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 08, 2016 01:17 PM EST

Forever Plaid is making it’s way across the pond once again. London is getting an all new production of the Off-Broadway musical revue. The story involves four would-be superstars who were tragically killed before by bus full of catholic school girls on their way to see the Beatles perform on Ed Sullivan. The quartet are brought back to life for one night so that they can finally perform their set before crossing over to the afterlife.

Forever Plaid’s book was provided by Stuart Ross with music from various popular harmony groups. The show premiered in 1990 and starred Jason Graae as Sparky; Stan Chandler as Jinx; David Engel as Smudge; and Guy Stroman as Frankie.

Forever Plaid was first performed in the West End in 1993.

In 2008 the show was made into a movie starring Stan Chandler as Jinx, Larry Raen as Sparky, David Engel as Smudge and Daniel Reichard as Francis with a special appearance by David hyde Pierce as The Narrator.

The all new production will be directed by Grant Murphy and will star Jon Lee (Jersey Boys). The rest of the cast includes Keith Jack (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Matthew Quinn (Dreamboats and Petticoats)  and Luke Striffler (Hairspray, Avenue Q).

Forever Plaid is set to play at the St James Theatre Studio from April 5 - 24 2016.

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