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Quadrophenia

Beccles based Spotlight Musical Theatre Group are staging a musical adaptation of The Who’s classic rock opera Quadrophenia, an East Anglia amateur Premiere, at the Public Hall, Beccles from 27th June to 1st July – Five shows The Who fans should not miss.

Show Director, Andy Osborne, said “Our rehearsals are on schedule and Act One and Two scenes are looking great. The cast are working extremely hard to ensure The Who fans will not be disappointed in this production, but will leave on a high”

Spotlight were given the rights, last May, by Pete Townshend’s production Company to stage NK Theatre Arts, Romiley, musical production of the show. Since that time Andy’s production team have worked tirelessly to ensure the script and the band parts are in place.

Initially there were only keyboard and lead guitar parts available for the band. Musical Directors, Brian Parker and Simon Howe, have written the other missing parts and band rehearsals have been taking place since February. “There will be a lot of Quadrophenia connoisseurs out there so we have to get it right” said Simon.

This musical adaptation, set in 1964, follows the life of Jimmy Cooper, a young Mod taunted by his Egos ‘Lunatic’, ‘Romantic’ and ‘Tough’. A story of teenage angst, partying, riding scooters and brawling with Rockers! All Jimmy’s dreams are shattered when he loses his girlfriend Steph to his best mate Dave and ‘Ace Face’ is found to be a hotel Bell-Boy.

Sponsored by AR Motorcycles Limited, Lowestoft, the five shows take place at the Public Hall, Beccles from 27th June to 1st July, with curtain up at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available from the Public Hall box office 01502 770060 or online via becclespublichall.com

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