Suzan Holder shakes things up with show
A NEW play by Prestbury playwright Suzan Holder, wife of Noddy Holder, will hit the Manchester stage next month.
‘Shake It Up Baby’ – the story of lovelorn Bev, a committed Beatles fan who launches herself into the world of internet dating – will be performed at 3MT Theatre in Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19.
Suzan, a journalist and TV producer who worked at ITV and produced the daytime show Loose Women, spent three years as a writer and director of Prestbury Youth Pantomime and is responsible for a cluster of sell-out shows at Mads Little Theatre in Macclesfield.
Cinderella, Aladdin and Peter Pan gained rave reviews for their performances at the theatre. Original scripts for each of the shows are now selling in countries as far away as Canada and Chile as well as all around the UK.
The comedy play will be the talented writer’s first project following these successes.
Suzan said: “After three years working with Prestbury Youth Pantomime I decided to give myself a fresh challenge.
“The result is the story of 50-something Bev, a lifelong Beatles fan who has spent years collecting Beatles memorabilia.”
The challenges begin when lonely heart Bev decides kissing a poster just isn’t enough and decides to look for a real life love.
Revealing more about the plot, Suzan added: “Bev is looking for love but her attempt at joining an online dating agency leads to disaster.
“It’s a touching and funny story looking at love and life and although I’ve never tried internet dating myself, I have lots of friends who have!”
Suzan also ran her own business, Dramarama, for ten years, teaching drama to children at Prestbury CE Primary School and Whirley Primary School.
She has also worked as a theatre producer for the famously funny creator and star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, Brendan O’Carroll.
Tickets for ‘Shake It Up Baby’ are £12.50 and are available from threeminutetheatre.co.uk or by calling 0161 834 4517.
3MT Theatre is run by the Manchester Shakespeare Company and specialises in developing new work to be performed in larger venues.
●● Suzan Holder with her play, ‘Shake It Up Baby’.