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ALL SHOOK UP

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Inspired by and featuring the songs of

Book by

ELVIS PRESLEY 速

JOE DIPIETRO

Originally Produced on Broadway by Jonathan Pollard, Bernie Kukoff, Clear Channel Entertainment, Harbor Entertainment, Miramax Films, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Stanley Buchthal, Eric Falkenstein, Nina Essman/Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Jean Cheever, Margaret Cotter, in association with Barney Rosenzweig, Meri Krassner, FGRW Investments, Karen Jason, Phil Ciasullo Conard. Originally produced for Goodspeed Musicals, Michael P. Price, Executive Producer, Sue Frost, Associate Producer.


Welcome once again to the Palace Theatre and to the start of the Little Theatre Company’s 2012 season which kicks off with a bang with our production of “All Shook Up”. A fairly new jukebox musical which actually premiered on Broadway at the Palace Theatre in 2005, the story is inspired by many of William Shakespeare’s comedies and features the music of the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll - Elvis Presley. What a great combination!! Just like one of Elvis’s films, this show is jam-packed with his favourite hits. However, there is a twist as they have been orchestrated, which I think takes them to another level (apologies to any Elvis fans out there). This show, I’m sure, will have you either tapping your feet or dancing in the aisles, but it will definitely get you singing the songs (even if you are not an Elvis fan). I guarantee it!! We do hope you will join us for the Amateur Regional Premiere of ‘Calendar Girls’ in September and our autumn production of ‘Dracula’ based on the Bram Stoker novel and a score from the composer of the Broadway musical ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ in October, both of which are being shown here in the main theatre at the Palace in 2012. Anyway enough from me, so ‘C’mon Everybody’ sit back, relax, ‘A Little Less Conversation’ from you all and if you need the toilet best go right now as ‘It’s Now Or Never’!! Enjoy!

Tim Cater Chairman


synopsis of scenes and musical numbers THE TIME: A twenty-four hour period, during the summer of 1955-ish. THE PLACE: A small you-never-heard-of-it town somewhere in the Midwest ACT I Scene ONE: THE JAILHOUSE Jailhouse Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Inmates, Company Scene two: sylvia’s honky-tonk Heartbreak Hotel . . . . . . . Sylvia, Dennis, Lorraine, Jim, Natalie, Barflies SCENE THREE: THE TOWN’S MAIN STREET Roustabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad One Night With You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie C’Mon Everybody . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Natalie, Dennis, Company SCENE FOUR: INSIDE JIM’S GAS STATION Follow That Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Natalie SCENE FIVE: OUTSIDE THE TOWN MUSEUM Hound Dog/Teddy Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Sandra, Dennis, Natalie Scene SIX: sylvia’s honky-tonk That’s All Right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Lorraine, Sylvia, Barflies SCENE SEVEN: THE BUS STOP It’s Now Or Never . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dean, Lorraine SCENE EIGHT: OUTSIDE THE GARAGE Love Me Tender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Natalie SCENE NINE: IN FRONT OF THE SHOE SHOP Blue Suede Shoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ed, Chad, Guys Don’t Be Cruel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chad, Jim SCENE TEN: THE MUSEUM GARDEN Follow That Dream (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie Let Yourself Go . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra, Statues SCENE ELEVEN: MAIN STREET Can’t Help Falling In Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company ACT II ENTR’ACTE. SCENE ONE: THE ABANDONED FAIRGROUNDS All Shook Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Natalie, Dean, Lorraine, Company It Hurts Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dennis, Ensemble SCENE TWO: ANOTHER PART OF THE FAIRGROUNDS A Little Less Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie, Gals The Power Of My Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim, Chad, Sandra

I Don’t Want To . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad SCENE THREE: ANOTHER PART OF THE FAIRGROUNDS Devil In Disguise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matilda, Ensemble SCENE FOUR: ANOTHER PART OF THE FAIRGROUNDS There’s Always Me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylvia SCENE FIVE: THE TUNNEL OF LOVE If I Can Dream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Lorraine, Dean, Company SCENE SIX: ANOTHER PART OF THE FAIRGROUNDS Can’t Help Falling In Love (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . Earl, Jim, Sylvia, Matilda Fools Fall In Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Natalie, Company SCENE SEVEN: THE TOWN CHURCH Burning Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad, Natalie, Company C’Mon Everybody (Reprise) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Company “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley and Vera Matson; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI). “Roustabout” by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI). “Heartbreak Hotel” written by Elvis Presley, Mae Boren Axton and Tommy Durden; published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC, dba Tree Publishing Co. (BMI). “One Night” written by Dave Bartholomew and Pearl King; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) and by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI). “C’mon Everybody” written by Joy Byers; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “Follow That Dream” words by Fred Wise, music by Ben Welsman; published by Warner Chappell Music Inc. on behalf of Chappell & Co. Inc. (ASCAP) and by Spirit Two Music Inc. on behalf of Erlka Publishing (ASCAP). “Hound Dog” written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) and by Universal-MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP). “Teddy Bear” written by Kal Mann and Bernie Lowe; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “That’s All Right” written by Arthur Crudup; published by Crudup Music and Unichapel Music, Inc. (BMI). “Devil in Disguise” written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI). “It’s Now or Never” written by Aaron Schroeder and Wally Gold; Published by Rachel’s Own Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “Blue Suede Shoes” written by Carl Perkins; published by Wren Music Co. Inc. on behalf of Carl Perkins Music, c/o MPL Communications, Inc. (BMI). “Don’t Be Cruel” written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) and by EMI Music Publishing (BMI). “Let Yourself Go” written by Joy Byers; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “Can’t Help Falling in Love” written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “All Shook Up” written by Otis Blackwell and Elvis Presley; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) and by EMI Music Publishing (BMI). “It Hurts Me” written by Joy Byers and Charles E. Daniels; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) and by Warner/Chappell Music Inc. (ASCAP). “A Little Less Conversation” written by Mac Davis and Billy Strange; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI). “The Power of My Love” written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye; published by Elvis Presley Music (administered by Cherry River Music Co. and by Chrysalis Songs) (BMI). “I Don’t Want To” words by Janice Torre, music by Fred Spielman; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “Jailhouse Rock” written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; published by Jerry Leiber Music and Mike Stoller Music (ASCAP). “There’s Always Me” written by Don Robertson; published by Don Robertson Music Corp. (ASCAP). “If I Can Dream” written by W. Earl Brown; published by Gladys Music (administered by Cherry Lane Music Publishing Company, Inc. and by Chrysalis Music) (ASCAP). “Fools Fall in Love” written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller; published by Jerry Leiber Music and Mike Stoller Music (ASCAP). “Burning Love” written by Dennis Linde; published by Sony/ATV Songs LLC (BMI).


Cast in order of appearence

orchestra

CHAD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SIMON BRISTOE WARDEN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MARK DELF #3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KANE DAVIS #47 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DARREN HARPER SYLVIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LIANNE LARTHE LORRAINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HANA COX NATALIE HALLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LAURA DEAVES DENNIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMIE REDGATE HENRIETTA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CLAiRE WILSON Brenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Neil loanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARAH MUMMERY Dolores . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot JIM HALLER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DAVE LOBLEY Patty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ali Graves jimmie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rob burdett marvin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mark delf arnold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . darren harper herman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . scott roche MAYOR MATILDA HYDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson SHERIFF EARL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . COLIN BOTT DEAN HYDE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KANE DAVIS MISS SANDRA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GEMMA CARRACHER

Reed 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Downing Reed 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fraser Patterson Reed 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Bridgeman Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Bray Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Bracken Piano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clare Penfold Organ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maddie Maxwell Trumpet 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daryl Barber Trumpet 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pete Bearman Trombone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Vokes Drums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Coates Bass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Langstone

company Laura Browne, Jake Castle, kerry de’ath, Elaine Doherty, Sarah George, Sharon Gibb, Katie Goodrick, Leia Eaton-griffin, Joan Hubbard, Chris Jolly, Elizabeth Kelly, Abi Knight, Paul Mayo, Lucy Mcfarlane, Richard Morley, Sue Morley, Gillian Robertson, Debbie Smallbone, edna smith, Ross Sowerbutts, Elaine Steel


laura deaves natalie haller

Laura joined LTC in 2006 and got off to a good start, with her first show being our award- winning production of ‘Kiss Me Kate’. Having now reached her 12th show with ‘All Shook Up’, Laura is delighted to be playing one of the principal roles. Dressing up as a boy may be a strange situation to find yourself in, but for Laura it’s becoming a bit of a habit, having played the part of Barbara/Bobby in our production of ‘Summer Holiday’ back in 2008. More recently, you may have seen her in the role of Chiffon, one of the three ‘street urchins’, in our 2010 production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’, a show that remains a firm favourite of hers. Off the stage, Laura also plays saxophone and studied Session Singing at The British Academy of New Music.


I’m just a roustabout Shifted from town to town No job can hold me down, I’m


SIMON BRISTOE Chad

Simon’s interest in performance and musical theatre began as a child when he and his brother used to perform together to entertain friends and family. It was this which spurred him on to join the Dance World Stage School in Basildon, which he attended through to his teens. At this time he also appeared in various productions at the Towngate Youth Theatre and worked with other local groups, including the Thalian Theatre Group, Leigh Operatic and Dramatic Society and Basildon Operatic Society. In later years, Simon was resident singer at the Players Retreat Bistro in Westcliff and appeared in productions such as “West Side Story”, “Cabaret”, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” and “The Hot Mikado” playing a variety of characters. In 1993 he and his brother appeared in the music video for Pink Floyd’s “Shine on You Crazy Diamond” for inclusion in their Division Bell Tour. Last year Simon made his first appearance with LTC as Jesus in “Jesus Christ Superstar”. He is very much looking forward to performing in this production of “All Shook Up”. When he is not rehearsing, he enjoys travelling, theatre, music and history.

just a knock-around guy


dave lobley

lianne larthe

kane davis

‘All Shook Up’ marks Dave’s fifteenth show for LTC. He is pleased to be returning to the stage having directed the Company’s previous show ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. He has played a number of principal roles, including Nathan Detroit (Guys and Dolls) Sergeant of Police (Pirates of Penzance), Ricco Castelli (Copacabana), Mr Mushnik (Little Shop of Horrors) and Luther Billis (South Pacific).

Lianne has been a member of LTC for 4 years. During this time she has been given the opportunity to play some fantastic roles, such as Mimsie (Summer Holiday), Lottie (Mack & Mabel) and Ronette (Little Shop of Horrors). She has also enjoyed performing in the chorus for ‘Sweeney Todd’, ‘South Pacific’ and, most recently, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. Although the part of Sylvia has been a challenge at times, Lianne has really enjoyed rehearsing the humorous script and the wonderful songs. She is looking forward to being involved in more amazing shows that LTC have lined up for the future.

Kane has been performing since the age of 3 and still enjoys singing, dancing and acting. He performed in the West End as a child actor in ‘Oliver’, ‘Whistle Down the Wind’ and ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, working alongside well-known actors such as Robert Lindsay – a great experience which has served him well. He has performed in many shows with LTC, including ‘Oklahoma’ and ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, where he was one of the disciples, and has taken principal roles such as Rusty Charlie (Guys and Dolls) and Edwin (Summer Holiday). The part of Dean gives him the opportunity to work opposite his girlfriend offstage, Hana.

JIM HALLER

He is also a keen member of Southend Shakespeare Company, for whom he has featured as Banquo (Macbeth), Tom Snout/The Wall (Midsummer Night’s Dream), Jack Cade, John Talbot and Lord Hastings (Henry VI Parts I, II & III), Ancient Pistol (Henry V) and The Boatswain (The Tempest). Dave has something of an affinity to Elvis’s music having been born in the rock and roll era the same year that ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ was released. He is very much looking forward to singing his birthday tune.

sylvia

dean hyde

Baby let me be,


hana cox

jamie redgate

gemma carracher

Hana’s interest in performing began when she joined Star Studios of Performing Arts at the tender age of two. This developed when she took on the female lead in her primary school’s production of ‘Robin Hood’ which confirmed her love of theatre. She has taken on leading roles in BOSCATS, such as Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) and Grace (Annie) and has played Ronette (Little Shop of Horrors) while at school. She has also taken part in many dancing shows plus the pantomime, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, as well as dancing at The Royal Albert Hall and Disneyland Paris.

Jamie first started performing on the stage when he was eleven and has been hooked ever since. This is his tenth show with LTC. He has been very fortunate to have played various roles over the years, such as Rick (Slice of Saturday Night), Scarecrow (Wizard of Oz), Anthony (Sweeney Todd) and Jerry Allison (Buddy). Jamie has loved playing the part of Dennis and it is his favourite role to date. He is also celebrating the birth of his daughter, Imogen, this year and hopes she will join him on the stage one day.

‘All Shook Up’ is Gemma’s 6th show with LTC and her busiest yet, as not only is it her first appearance in a principal role, but also her debut as choreographer.

lorraine

Hana is currently studying A-Level Drama & Performing Arts and hopes to go on to have a career in theatre. This is her 3rd show with LTC and she is delighted to be playing the role of Lorraine in ‘All Shook Up’.

dennis

miss sandra

She has previously featured in the chorus and as a dancer, and so she is enjoying the challenge of taking on a part, that of the glamorous museum curator, Miss Sandra. Gemma feels she may be in danger of being typecast as ‘the sexy one’ following previous spots as seductress Mae Bush (Mack & Mabel), a pregnant hooker (Little Shop of Horrors) and, more recently, as a stripper and podium dancer (Jesus Christ Superstar)! However, she is excited to be involved in such an upbeat and colourful show with such a fantastic score.

Your lovin’ teddy bear


ali graves Stephanie Wilson

colin bott

Stephanie has been a member of LTC for some 30 years and has appeared in many leading roles, including Anna (The King & I), Nellie (South Pacific) and Amalia Balash (She Loves Me) to name but a few. Over the last ten years she has turned her hand to directing and now enjoys working on both sides of the footlights. She will be directing LTC’s next production of the wonderful play “Calendar Girls” in September. Steph directs for Benfleet’s junior society, BOSCATS, and has been a member of RUG Opera for the last ten years. When not indulging her hobbies she is found teaching at a local further education college.

Colin joined LTC in 1968 when he performed alongside the rest of his family in the first production of ‘How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying’. Since then he has taken several leading roles, including Riff (West Side Story), Adam (Seven Brides for Seven Brothers – the amateur premier) and Horace Vandergelder (Hello Dolly). He has also directed a number of musicals, including the second production for LTC of ‘How to succeed in business without even trying’. In the 44 years that Colin has been involved with LTC he has seen many changes and is extremely proud to be a member.

mayor matilda hyde

sheriff earl

Patty

Ali studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Since leaving school she has been involved in many projects both on and off stage. When not rehearsing with LTC, Ali can be found teaching yoga and hitting open mic nights with her ukulele - Layla.

He is delighted to be playing opposite Stephanie Wilson again, having been her love interest in ‘Hello Dolly’.

I’m just a hunk,


sally lightfoot sarah mummery katie neil dolores

loanne

brenda

claire wilson

Sally learnt her theatre craft at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she studied singing and drama. She has been a member of LTC for 35 years. During that time she has played numerous leading roles, her favourites being Mame (Mame), Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd) and, most recently, Bloody Mary (South Pacific). She has also directed shows, worked as Chorus Mistress on numerous other shows and served on the LTC committee for many years as a committee member and then as Chairman. As well as being an LTC member, Sally sings with RUG Opera.

This is Sarah’s 10th year as a member of LTC, having joined in May 2002 to be in ‘Oliver’. In that time she has enjoyed being in the chorus and taking on several principal roles.

This is Katie’s third show with LTC. She joined the company in 2011 for ‘South Pacific’ in which she played the role of Liat. Katie has also performed in various drama festivals with Bejou Productions, her favourite role being Lulu in Harold Pinter’s ‘The Birthday Party’.

Claire has been performing in musicals since she was a child. She has belonged to a few theatre companies over the years and has played many leading roles, including Polly Browne (The Boyfriend), Charlie (Charlie Girl), Marty (Grease), Serena (Fame), Lucy (Jekyll and Hyde) and Bianca (Kiss me Kate). Claire joined LTC in 2010 and since joining has played the role of Crystal (Little Shop of Horrors) and, most recently, Mary (Jesus Christ superstar).

These roles include Adelaide Adams (Calamity Jane), Conchita Alvarez (Copacabana), Miss Adelaide (Guys and Dolls), Ado Annie (Oklahoma), Maria Elena (Buddy), Maxine (Stepping Out), Bag Lady/Mrs Luce (Little Shop of Horrors) and her favourite role to date, Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes!)

henrietta

a hunk of burning love


rob burdett

mark delf

darren harper

scott roche

Rob is director of a local IT Consultancy firm. He was originally a member of Leigh Operatic and Dramatic Society where he played a variety of roles, from Edward (Summer Holiday), Charlie (Annie Get Your Gun), Motel (Fiddler on the Roof), Mr Snow (Carousel), through to a drunken tramp. He has ‘guested’ at Chelmsford Operatic in ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and also played the part of Cornelius (Hello Dolly) for them. Rob joined LTC 2 years ago. So far, he has appeared in the award-winning ‘Sweeny Todd’, ‘Mack and Mabel’, ‘South Pacific’ and, most recently, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ where he played Simon Zealotes.

Mark is thrilled to be a part of ‘All Shook Up’. He joined LTC in 2003 and has performed the principal roles of Frank (Seven Brides for Seven brothers) and Andy (Mack and Mabel). In 2005 he studied Drama at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. Whilst there, he joined the Anglia Theatre Society where he took the roles of The Fool (Wyrd Sisters), Moist Von Lipwig (Going Postal) and Pericles (Pericles, Prince of Tyre).

Darren has been a company member for well over a decade, appearing exclusively for LTC in 24 shows. During this time he has had the opportunity to play some fabulous roles in some of his favourite musicals. Amongst his most memorable parts have been Bill Snibson (Me & My Girl), Billy Crocker (Anything Goes), Don (Summer Holiday), Tobias (Sweeney Todd) and, most recently, Seymour Krelborn (Little Shop of Horrors). Darren is also serving in his 3rd consecutive year on LTC’s Committee.

‘All Shook Up’ is Scott’s ninth show with LTC. He has been privileged to play some great roles including Curley (Oklahoma), Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd) and, most recently, Judas Iscariot in our last production “Jesus Christ Superstar”. He has been performing on the Amateur circuit for many years, taking on roles such as Ugly (Honk), Tin Man (Wizard of Oz) and performing as a guest soloist in local concerts. When he is not treading the boards, Scott works as a primary school teacher, a job he loves.

Jimmie

Marvin

Arnold

Herman

me invite arms your let , me excite Your lips way this again meet ’ll we when knows For who


the company

laura browne

Sarah George

Joan Hubbard

Jake Castle

Sharon Gibb

Chris Jolly

kerry de’ath

Katie Goodrick

Elizabeth Kelly

Elaine Doherty

Leia Eaton-griffin

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bradley green director

This marks Bradley’s 10th show with the LTC and his 2nd in the directing chair, having previously directed ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ in 2010. He was also assistant director for ‘South Pacific’ and ‘Mack and Mabel’. On stage he’s performed many varied roles in a great number of shows, including The Big Bopper (Buddy), Beadle Bamford (Sweeney Todd), Ali Hakim (Oklahoma!), Fattie Arbuckle (Mack & Mabel), Nicely Nicely (Guys and Dolls), Francis Fryer (Calamity Jane) and Rene (‘Allo ‘Allo). In a strange twist of fate, Bradley shares his birthday with Elvis and has also designed the 2013 official Elvis calendar and diary range. He hopes the audiences will enjoy the music as much as he has, and he is optimistic that other societies will choose to perform this brilliant musical for everyone to enjoy!


paul day

gemma carracher darren harper

kane davis

musical director

choreographer

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This is Paul’s 11th show with LTC having joined for ‘Copacabana’ as Chorus Master, and his 8th as Musical Director. Before he joined LTC, Paul spent a number of years onstage with Rainbow 2000 and played roles such as Arvide Abernathy (Guys & Dolls), Percy Fortesque (Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’be) and Monsieur Le Clerc (’Allo ’Allo). He has also MD’d and played in the pit for many local operatic societies, including MAPA, CAOD’s, Rayleigh Operatic, Thundersley Operatic and Ingatestone Operatic. Paul started his musical career at the age of 8 playing flute and guitar. He is currently Chairman of the Southend Philharmonic Orchestra where he plays flute (and percussion when ‘persuaded’) and he also sings in local choral societies.

Gemma trained in the theatrical arts from a young age at Wendy Headford’s South East Theatre School (SETS) and has retained a love of dance. She subsequently received awards for her choreography during her theatre studies at school and enjoyed a successful run of competitions with her university squad. After university she taught street dance at secondary level and still occasionally takes a class of pre-primary children.

Despite performing since the age of 17, this is Darren’s first venture on to a Production Team. He has thoroughly enjoyed working “behind the scenes” assisting Brad in getting this fabulous show ready. However, he doesn’t think his performing days are behind him just yet, which is why he couldn’t turn down the chance to belt out some of Elvis’s greatest hits in this show. Whilst working both on and off stage has been hard work, it’s something Darren would happily do all over again.

Kane has very much enjoyed being assistant choreographer for the second time with LTC. His first experience was for “Summer Holiday” in 2008. Since then, he has been to university and qualified as a graphic designer. He has drawn on his dancing background and theatrical experience to work on the choreography for this show and has really enjoyed being part of the Production Team. He hopes to extend his involvement in the production side for future LTC shows.

‘All Shook Up’ is a new show to Paul and has rapidly become a favourite of his due to the clever ways in which Elvis’s numbers have been transformed into great musical theatre songs.

She has previously taken on many dancing and chorus roles, but this is her first time choreographing for the company. Gemma has found her first outing as choreographer particularly challenging as she is also playing a principal role, but having a strong Production Team alongside her has made it possible, together with the support of Assistant Choreographer, Kane Davis.


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tony godman production stage manager Tony’s involvement back stage stems from experience with Lindisfarne Players and Focus Youth Theatre. He studied Engineering at Southend Technical College, moving on to develop his management and technical skills over thirty years in the entertainment industry. He has assisted many local amateur drama groups, local bands and organisations on the way. For Little Theatre Company, Tony was a spot operator on ‘Mack and Mabel’ and was Stage Manager for ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ where he devised and built machines to drop plant vines into the audience at the finale. For ‘South Pacific’ Tony arranged the use of flaming torches on the island of Bali Ha’i and for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ he controlled the raising of Jesus upon the cross.

Elvis Aaron Presley, in the humblest of circumstances, was born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in a two-room house in Tupelo, Mississippi on January 8, 1935. His twin brother, Jessie Garon, was stillborn, leaving Elvis to grow up as an only child. He and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1948, and Elvis graduated from Humes High School there in 1953. Elvis’ musical influences were the pop and country music of the time, the gospel music he heard in church and at the all-night gospel sings he frequently attended, and the black R&B he absorbed on historic Beale Street as a Memphis teenager. In 1954, he began his singing career with the legendary Sun Records label in Memphis. In late 1955, his recording contract was sold to RCA Victor. By 1956, he was an international sensation. With a sound and style that uniquely combined his diverse musical influences and blurred and challenged the social and racial barriers of the time, he ushered in a whole new era of American music and popular culture. He starred in 33 successful films, made history with his television appearances and specials, and knew great acclaim through his many, often

record-breaking, live concert performances on tour and in Las Vegas. Globally, he has sold over one billion records, more than any other artist. His American sales have earned him gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards for 150 different albums and singles, far more than any other artist. Among his many awards and accolades were 14 Grammy nominations (3 wins) from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which he received at age 36, and his being named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of the Nation for 1970 by the United States Jaycees. Without any of the special privileges his celebrity status might have afforded him, he honourably served his country in the U.S. Army. His talent, good looks, sensuality, charisma, and good humour endeared him to millions, as did the humility and human kindness he demonstrated throughout his life. Known the world over by his first name, he is regarded as one of the most important figures of twentieth century popular culture. Elvis died at his Memphis home, Graceland, on August 16, 1977.

joe dipietro book JOE DIPIETRO wrote the book and lyrics to the international hit I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, and currently on Broadway, the Tony Award winning MEMPHIS. Other shows include ALL SHOOK UP on Broadway and the worldwide hit comedy OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS and THE TOXIC AVENGER! THE MUSICAL!. Regionally: THE THING ABOUT MEN, O. HENRY’S LOVERS (Goodspeed Musicals), THE KISS AT CITY HALL (Pasadena Playhouse), THE ART OF MURDER (Edgar Award, Best Mystery Play, 2000). He has also written new books to Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ALLEGRO (Signature Theatre), Rodgers and Hart’s BABES IN ARMS (Goodspeed Musicals) and the forthcoming “new” Gershwin musical HEAVEN ON EARTH. He lives in Manhattan with his pug, Rocco.


Past Productions 1949-2011

Chairman Tim Cater Treasurer & Vice Chairman Joanne Ellis Bailey Secretary Audrey Bott Business Manager Paul Day Entertainments Officer Carla Cater Press and Publicity Officer Bradley Green General Committee Doreen Goodfellow & Darren Harper Vice Presidents Mrs Sandra Burford Ms Joanne Ellis Bailey Mrs Doreen Goodfellow Mrs Sally Lightfoot Mrs Iris Lucas Mr Michael Matlin Mrs Sheila Melville Mrs Sheila Nicol Mr Brian Odell Mrs Pat Odell Mrs Lynne Young Life Members Mr Paul Allwright Mrs Sharon Allwright Mrs Annette Blake Mr Michael Burford Mrs Pat Collop Mrs Ann Couldridge Mr Ron Couldridge

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We’re always looking for new members. So whether your forté lies on stage, backstage or even making costumes, there surely isn’t a better way to make so many friends and most of all have fun! If you would like to be part of the Little Theatre Company, please contact our membership secretary Audrey Bott on 01702 232103 or email membership@littletheatrecompany.co.uk Connect with us at: www.LittleTheatreCompany.co.uk www.facebook.com/ LittleTheatreCompany www.twitter.com/official_LTC

No No Nanette The Girlfriend Mr Cinders Please Teacher Me & My Girl Blue for a Boy Anything Goes South Pacific Love from Judy Kiss Me Kate Girl Crazy South Pacific Annie Get Your Gun Flower Drum Song++ The Music Man++ Carousel Love from Judy Oklahoma! The Pajama Game Flower Drum Song Camelot Half a Sixpence** Showboat How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying Carousel West Side Story The King & I Half a Sixpence No No Nanette Me & My Girl Charlie Girl The Music Man Rose Marie Camelot Robert & Elizabeth Variety ‘75 Bitter Sweet Variety ‘76 Kiss Me Kate Variety ‘77 Mame West Side Story The King & I Variety ‘79 Love from Judy The Dancing Years

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