“The hills are alive with the sound of pasties”
Gondola in Venice
The Rocky Horror Show
Sunshine on Leith
The Book of Mormon
We had a cast of 5 plus Sean McCann to convey the ideas. Fortunately Sean knew the area so could respond appropriately to the parochial suggestions from the audience. After an initial opening number about working at Greggs, the first audience style suggestion of the Proclaimers’ musical Sunshine on Leith was deployed to introduce the characters. Andrew Pugsley was to be the Gregg “with a double g, three g if you count the first” who owned the Whitley Bay Branch of Greggs The Bakers where the sisters, performed by Lucy Trodd and Susan Harrison (who would also double up as Mrs Gregg), served the customers with their pasties.
The audience were told to send suggestions for act 2 via Twitter. Sure enough, after the break a number of scenarios were reviewed with the audience including the return of Lucy Trodd’s impromptu seagull. Very quickly the action resumes with a Rocky Horror-style number.
|Photo: Stephen Oliver|