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Once there was a time with no mobiles, no online dating and no Facebook, when teenage girls waited with bated breath by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine.
In JACKIE THE MUSICAL we revisit those heady days, and tell the story of a recent divorcée who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals.
The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and dont’s on first date’ and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all eagerly devoured by our plucky heroine as she revisits the dizzy world of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy in tow, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her life is… her.
Starring Janet Dibley (The Two of Us, EastEnders, Fat Friends) JACKIE THE MUSICAL is accompanied by a pulsating sound track of classic 70’s hits. Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy, Marc Bolan and many more. Written by Mike James and directed by Anna Linstrum, with original choreography by Arlene Phillips, this fun and feisty night out is a must see.
Age guidance 12+
Running Time 2 hours, 15 mins including interval
“Jackie will make you jump for joy” Quentin Letts, Daily Mail 25/03/16
★★★★★ “Grab tickets if you can.”
Coventry Telegraph 16/03/16
“The true magic of Jackie the Musical lies in the way it captures the spirit of a generation” Broadway World
“…a show that fizzes with vintage-tinged joy and life.” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “Brimming with nostalgia and loaded with fun”
“The world of Jackie the magazine bursts off the stage”
“If you want a good night out and to forget any of your troubles, you will not find a better tonic than this uplifting show stopper.” Yorkshire Times
★★★ “Prosecco-fuelled fun in the Mamma Mia! mould” Guardian 24/03/16
★★★ WHAT’S ON STAGE
Production Photographs by Pamela Raith
Read: “Thirteen going on fifty: Julie Burchill finds her teenage self in Jackie the Musical.” The New Statesman 19/04/16
Read: “Jackie magazine takes front stage” Daily Express 29/03/16
Read: “5 minutes with: Arlene Phillips – The successful choreographer chats to us about ups and downs in the industry and her new project, Jackie – the Musical” WhatsOnStage 23/03/16
Read: “Jackie the Musical was ‘like the hen do at the end of the world’ – first look” The Telegraph 12/03/16
Read: “Jackie The Musical returns fans to pages 40 years on” The Courier 12/03/16
Read: “Jackie – it was so much more than a must-read for every teenage girl” The Guardian 04/03/2016
Read: “Jackie magazine was my teen bible. Will I love the musical version too?” The Times 02/03/16
Read: “A Girl’s Best Friend!” The Scots Magazine [March Issue]
Read: “Liz Jones gets nostalgic as a musical based on the 70s teen girl’s bible hits the stage” YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday 28/02/16
Read: “10 meetings with celebs former Jackie editor Nina Myskow will never forget” Sunday Post 28/02/16
Read: “Jackie The Musical Goes On Tour” The Scots Magazine 19/01/16
Read: “Jackie magazine inspires new musical” The Telegraph 07/11/15