Carnaby Street

Hackney Empire , Hackney Friday April 12 2013 0:00

A jukebox musical aimed squarely at the nostalgia and tourist markets, this new musical funnels 30 tracks (The Beatles, the Stones, The Kinks, The Animals, Manfred Mann…) into a coming-of-age story about a working class boy from Liverpool arriving in London with nothing but a guitar and his dreams of fame. It all sounds too painfully obvious, but the presence of award-winning designer Matthew Wright ('La Cage Aus Folles', 'Road Show') alongside director Bob Tomson gives us some hope.


Venue name: Hackney Empire
Address: 291 Mare St
E8 1EJ
Transport: Rail: Hackney Central Overground
Price: £10-£27.50. Runs 2hrs 15mins
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