Twist & Shout - The Swing­ing 60’s com­ing to Benidorm

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - ON STAGE - By Irena Bodnarec

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.

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