With electrifying original songs plus some of the hugest hits from the 1950s performed by the on-stage live band Johnny Valentine and the Broken Hearts, Teddy is the ultimate story of teenage rebellion and the birth of a new musical era, told in the immersive setting of a rock ‘n’ roll club. Bursting with the energy of a live gig, this is theatre that leaves you on a high and jiving all the way home.
Elephant and Castle, London. 1956. Saturday night. Teddy and Josie are about to hit the streets of London for a good time. Hair quaffed, red lipstick, dressed toe to head in the latest threads. So what if it’s pouring down, they’re totally skint and someone wants them dead? A little trouble never stopped a Ted from having a good time, desperate times call for rock ‘n’ roll.
The cast includes Molly Chesworth (If and When, As You Like It, The Lights) as Josie, Andrew Gallo (Edward II, Romeo and Juliet, Sunny Afternoon) as Sammy ‘The Sticks’ Smith and George Parker (I Am Yusuf And This Is My Brother, Pericles, A Clockwork Orange) as Teddy.
Also starring Freya Parks (The Malcontent, C’est La Vie) as Jenny O’Malley, Harrison White (Original 2015 production of Teddy, The Snow Queen) as Buster Watson and Dylan Wood (Electric Eden, King Lear) as Johnny Valentine.
Teddy is written by Tristan Bernays, working again with Director Eleanor Rhode and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves, following the recent successes of their hit productions of Boudica and Frankenstein.
Catch Teddy at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds Mon 19 – Sat 24 Feb.Tickets are available from the Box Office, call 01284 769505, book online at www.theatreroyal.org or visit the theatre in person.