In a sweltering West End theatre dressing room, six Tributes Acts gather to audition for a prestigious new Legends show transferring from Las Vegas to London.
As the day progresses and temperatures rise, we gradually glimpse behind the masks of this odd incongruous ensemble as they are forced to come to terms with truths about their own lives and the price tag of being a ‘fake’.
This amazing piece was written by Neil Harrison, manager of the ‘The Bootleg Beatles’. After starring as John Lennon in the West End musical ‘Beatlemania’, Neil co-founded this first ever Beatles Tribute band in the UK, still thriving after nearly
forty years touring the globe.
Neil has also been an artist in his own right with Decca records, has penned US hits for Lulu and has written a number of musicals for the London Fringe. Neil is a member of the
British Writer’s Guild.
So that you can quickly discover our new musical (story and music), Allez Hop! Theatre, in collaboration with 2020 Media International, has created a trailer for it, which will be
viewable here soon.
Other creatives for the realisation of the trailer are:
Producers - Michèle Belgrand & Richard Hodgson
Music Director - Steve Peters (lovely Steve)
Director & Choreographer - Kenn Oldfield-Hodge
Set Designer - Colin Mayes (with thanks to ArtsEd)
Hair and Make up Artist - Ellie Hoccom
Photographers - Liza Heinrichs & Barry Martin
A first timer Freddie Mercury, an over-the-hill Marilyn, a perfectionist Presley, a transgender Whitney, a heavy-drinking Lennon and a brattish Amy Winehouse
PLAYED IN THE TRAILER BY:
In alphabetical order:
Norman Bowman - Elvis Presley
Rajdeep Choudhury - Freddie Mercury
Nathaniel Morrison - Whitney Houston
Emily Rose - Amy Winehouse
Gareth Turkington - John Lennon
Siobhan Walsh - Marilyn Monroe
A brand new black comedy with a body count only one shy of Al Capone’s
St Valentine’s Day Massacre.
Be My Bloody Valentine is the first show from Allez Hop! Theatre
At The Drayton Arms Theatre
153 Old Brompton Road London SW5 0LJ
Tel. 020 7835 2301
Nearest tube: Gloucester Road
6th ~ 10th February 2018
Starts each evening at 7.30pm
Tickets £12 / £10 conc
SORRY THE SHOW HAS ENDED :(
COME BACK SOON FOR NEW DATES!
ACTRESS - Mrs Thénardier
Michèle is a multi-lingual actress (English, French, Spanish & Italian) based in London and an MA graduate from ArtsEd. Her theatre roles include: Daisy in Rhinoceros; Mother Superior Patricia in Nuns; Sarah Bernstein in ISIS; Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest.
Recent Film and television include: Madame Elise in Outlander TV series; Adrienne in Benjamin from Simon Amstell; Susan in Venus vs Mars; Nicole in Rough Cut.
Ed is an actor and writer trained at ArtsEd. He is Co-Artistic Director of Stack 10 Theatre and has been associate writer for Butterfly Theatre since 2014. He has recently worked as dramaturg for Thadden EDC's production Twelve Angry Jurors and his play Scenes from the End of the World was performed in December as a rehearsed reading at the London College of Music.
Writing credits for Butterfly Theatre: Alice in Wonderland, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Dracula's Women, for Stack 10 Theatre include: Wolves of Erin, Waking the Walking Dead, Closure, The Wicker Hamper, An Innocent Man.
Acting credits include: If Apps Existed 500 Years Ago (Yellow Stockings), A Christmas Carol (GLYPT), Sketchpack Season 2: Choose a Basic B***h (Wolfpack Productions), Lone Pine Club (Pentabus Theatre), Lost & Found (Palikuku Films)
ACTRESS - Julie
Sophie trained at Arts Educational Schools London graduating in 2013. Since then she has worked extensively with Butterfly Theatre Company most recently playing Macduff in their touring production of Macbeth. Other credits include The Wicker Hamper (Stack 10 Theatre), Ugly Lovely (Old Red Lion), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Pontardawe Arts Centre) and NewsRevue (Canal Cafe Theatre).
ACTRESS - Grace
Charis King trained at ArtsEd. She currently writes and performs comedy for two weekly shows on BBC Radio Kent. Favourite theatre roles include playing Cecily in 'The Importance of Being Earnest,' Elizabeth in 'Frankenstein' at the Arts Theatre and the Cheshire Cat in a UK tour of 'Alice in Wonderland.' She recently performed in the 'Monologue Slam National Final' at the Theatre Roayal Stratford East.
ACTOR - Nigel
Film, television, stage, and voice-over actor John-Christian Bateman
is noted for his versatility.
Previous theatre include; The Duke in Two Gentlemen of Verona; Duncan in Macbeth and Claudius in Hamlet; Tchubukov, Luka and Vershinin in Chekhov’s The Proposal, The Bear and Three Sisters; and Barney Cashman in Neil Simon’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers and William Warren in California Suite.
Recent film and television include: Captain Bridgewater in the French TV drama series (FR3) "Un Village Français"; Hans Bernd Gisevius in Mike Fraser’s film, "The Honourable Rebel"; Father Michael in the film Innozenz by Joakim Reveman; Outlander.
ACTRESS - Ms Van Der Gravenhoven
As a recent graduate of Arts Educational Schools Susan expresses her joie de vivre in acting, occasional fire-breathing, dancing and writing which led to founding theatre company Rock Paper Scissors. Making work that is highly energetic, politically relevant and tickles people's funny bones is what she loves most, apart from a perfect cup of tea in the morning of course. Most recent credits: Alice In Wonderland (UK Tour), Tejas Verdes (Ugly Duck and The So & So's Women And War Festival 2017), Linear (selected For Short Of The Year) and With Or Without EU (Bread and Roses Theatre).
ACTOR - Mickey
Thomas is an authentic London born character actor & highly skilled improviser who's regularly cast & experienced in comedy and tragic drama. He has a particular penchant for Shakespeare, Theatre of the Absurd and Farce. Recent Theatre Credits: Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Bill in Funny Money, The Porter/Seyton in Macbeth, Monsieur Rocher in 'Who Killed Monsieur Rocher?', & Mr Robinson in Smack Family Robinson. Film Credits include Mal in 'Can You Tell Me The Name of the Prime Minister' and AL in Killing Time. He will shortly be appearing in IVC at the Cockpit for the Camden fringe.
ACTOR - Béatrice
After studying Drama and Theatre Practice, Joe went on to train professionally at Arts Ed under Aileen Gonsalves. His theatre credits include various Shakespeare productions and extensive work with The Lincoln Company. He has recently taken a break from acting to pursue a career in PR and is making his first stage debut in three years.
LIGHTING & SOUND
After interning at the Finborough Theatre in 2016, Helen decided to pursue a career in stage management. Recent credits include: Beauty and the Beast as Company Manager (The Radlett Centre), When Midnight Strikes (Drayton Arms Theatre), When You Fall Down (The Hen and Chickens), Ruby Redfort (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Weir (White Bear Theatre), Birds of Paradise (Drayton Arms Theatre) and Incident at Vichy (Finborough Theatre). Helen assistant stage managed Dubailand (Finborough Theatre).