Do you remember when there were no mobile phones, no apps, no texting, no e-mails and no twitter? When your only contact with other angst ridden teenage girls like you was through the pages of Jackie Magazine, which every Thursday morning you read with bated breath! (Unless your big sister had grabbed it first!)
Then Jackie the Musical – opening 19th September at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee – could be for you.
Jackie the Musical will revisit those heady days of forty years ago, and tell the story of a recent divorcée, played by Karen Ascoe, who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals on ‘how to get a boyfriend’.
The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on a first date’ and above all the ‘Cathy and Claire’ problem pages are all devoured eagerly by the fifty-something heroine of the show as she re-engages with the dizzy world of romance!
And to recapture the spirit of those early years, her journey is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of hits from the 1970s – played live on stage – guaranteed to unleash a tidal wave of nostalgia over the entire proceedings.
Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and Marc Bolan and many others as you’re taken on a whirlwind tour of Planet Seventies!
Also in the cast are Lisa Lynch (playing the Young Jackie), Rachel Stanley, Kate Milner-Evans and Sean Kingsley
Jackie® © DC Thomson & Co. Ltd. 2013
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