Suzan Holder shakes things up with show

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

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 three­minuteth­e­ 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’.

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