Strong performances for slick 60s show
A Slice of Saturday NightGallery Players at the Spa Pavilion TheatreUntil September 14IN 1964 Radio Caroline began broadcasting off Suffolk's North Sea coast.
By James Fraser
A Slice of Saturday Night
Gallery Players at the Spa Pavilion Theatre
Until September 14
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IN 1964 Radio Caroline began broadcasting off Suffolk's North Sea coast.
Not far from that spot the Gallery Players last night recreated the angst, heartache and Stones versus Beatles fixations of the same era in a sparky production of A Slice of Saturday Night.
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The action is set in a Cavern Club style Club-A-Go-Go.
The boys are only after one thing, well, apart from a few uppers and downers and fifteen pints of beer.
The girls are looking for someone romantically inclined and make do with the spotty 17-year-olds whose hands can't help wandering over their polyester minis.
It's all frothy fun but there's some strong voices, snappy dancing and a steady stream of spoof 60s hits that take in the Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Cliff Richard ('and the Shads') et al – all backed up by the well-oiled machine that clearly is The Ginks, led by Joe Cleary.
The Players transferred this production to the Spa from a smaller venu so more people could see it. Baby Boomers will love it.