Twist & Shout - The Swinging 60’s coming to Benidorm
The swinging 60’s will come to life at Benidorm Palace on Sunday, November 18 for a one-night special performance of ‘Twist and Shout’ - a fast moving musical show featuring music and fashion of the era. This twohour musical extravaganza features 53 iconic songs, starting with the explosion of 1962 Brit Pop through to the Flower Power era and Free Love of the late sixties. As the literature says “When skirts got shorter and hair got longer” - where peace, love and flower power ruled the day!
The show has universal appeal and has been running for over three years, with more than 250 performances, not only across all corners of the UK but in Europe too. Producer and Director David Kettle spoke exclusively to CBN ahead of their arrival and excited to be bringing the show to the resort. He himself is an accomplished artiste, having spent the lastseven years performing in some of the biggest West End musicals ever staged including Oliver, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Miss Saigon, which he took to Australia. One of the highlights of his career has been the honour of performing for Her Majesty the Queen, not once but on three occasions to date! He set up his own production company and currently has a number of shows running such as Halloween Rocks, Hotel, Forever Hollywood and Broadway Divas… but the most popular is certainly Twist & Shout and one in which he will also be appearing alongside the principal cast who are accompanied by a live four-piece band on stage.
They have just finished a 10day tour of Scotland and in the new year will be taking the show to Germany. However, in 2020 they have been offered a threeweek run in Leicester Square London – in the heart of theatre land, probably every actor's dream.
The music is timeless, with all the expected hits from the likes of The Beatles, Hermans Hermits, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Rolling Stones, Cilla, Dusty Springfield, Sandy Shaw to name just a few. It’s a feel good extravaganza which will take you on a nostalgic fast moving journey and as much about the fashion as the music, with some incredible bespoke costumes. But as David said “the star of the show is the music” which appeals to a wide audience of every age and demographic.
You’ll be on the feet and in the aisles, singing along to powerhouse classics such as She Loves You, Glad All Over, You’re My World, Jumpin Jack Flash, Shout, Ferry Cross The Mersey and many more.
Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8.30pm - tickets are available at the box office, priced at €25 with an optional chicken or fish & chips for only €8.