Death won’t stop the music
getting a second chance at your big break from beyond the grave. Harmony group The Plaids aren’t going to let a little thing like death get in the way of putting on a great show in Spotlight Theatre’s latest musical Forever Plaid. The story begins on a February night in 1964, when the group were on their way to their first ‘‘big break’’ gig at the airport Hilton cocktail bar. But the group were slammed by a school bus filled with Catholic teens on their way to witness the Beatles make their US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show and were killed instantly. Somehow, The Plaids are allowed to come back to perform the show they never got to perform in life – with some hilarious outcomes and a number of catastrophes. The show stars Ethan Samuel Jones as Frankie, Stewart Reeve as Jinx, Adam King as Sparky and Mark Daly as Smudge (pictured). Featuring some of the great hits of the 1950s such as Three Coins in the Fountain, Sixteen Tons and Love is a Many-splendored Thing, Forever Plaid goes back to when crooning was all the rage.
plays Spotlight Basement Theatre. It opens tomorrow night and runs Thurs-sat, 7.30pm; Sunday matinee April 22, 2pm.