A FUNNY show about a much loved 70s girls magazine is being performed in Malvern this week.
Written by Mike James with choreography by Arlene Phillips and directed by Anna Linstrum, ‘Jackie The Musical’ will appear at Malvern Theatres throughout the week until Saturday, June 25 as part of a nationwide tour.
Before the time of mobile phones, apps, texting and e-mails, angst ridden teenage girls waited by the letterbox for their weekly issue of Jackie Magazine, which helped to give advice on everday problems from boy trouble to ironing hair in the 70s and 80s.
Jackie The Musical revisits those heady days by telling the story of a fifty-something divorcée, who revisits her stash of well-thumbed Jackie magazines for the same reason she first read them nearly forty years ago; advice on how best to navigate the opposite sex.
With her ex and a handsome new guy both on the scene, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie soon discovers the one person in control of her life is herself.
The acclaimed cast features Janet Dibley, who has starred in ‘The Two of Us’, ‘Eastenders’ and ‘Broadchurch’, as Jackie, Nicholas Bailey, who is best known for his roles in ‘EastEnders’ and ‘Doctors’, as Max and Graham Bickley, who starred in hit the BBC One series ‘Bread’, as John.
Nina Myskow, who is running the brand new digital/online TV channel JACKIE TV said: “I’m so proud to have been editor of Jackie in its golden years in the 70s.
“It always was a girl’s best friend, but I could never have imagined then that its spirit of fun and warmth would live on to become a musical today.
“It’s such a brilliant idea and I’m absolutely thrilled to be involved all over again. I can’t wait to see it, hear the music and be transported back to a time when we were all young and not just at heart.”
The event runs from 7.30pm each evening with a 2.30pm martinee on Wednesday and Saturday.
Tickets range from £21.28 to £38.08.
Call the Theatres’ Box Office on 01684 892277 of visit www.malvern-theatres.co.uk for more information.