|Page: P 63|
TWIST & SHOUT!
The First in a Trilogy of Self-contained Plays
by AMANDA WHITTINGTON
with music by JOHN CHEETHAM
|Cast:||32 speaking parts (15m, 17f).|
|Suggested Age Range:||13 upwards.|
|Approx. Running Time:||90 minutes [ + interval ].|
|Music:||Extracts from various 1960's pop songs (recorded) + an original number.|
|Set:||Various urban locations, 1963. They include a concert hall, classroom, factory canteen and family home.|
celebrates the early days of Beatlemania. When The Beatles come to town, local
band Rocky Storm and the Rainclouds win a coveted slot on the bill. Every
schoolgirl in town is desperate to see the show but 15 year old Shirley Sutton
has a very personal reason for wanting to meet her idol, John Lennon. This
character-led play explores the styles, sounds and social mores of the Sixties.
It is set in Mansfield (north Nottinghamshire) but could easily be adapted to
the many British towns in which The Beatles performed
Twist & Shout is the first in a trilogy of plays featuring the character Shirley Sutton. Her story continues in Runaway Girl [P 64] and Shirley's Song [P 65]. The plays can each be performed in isolation.
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|Performance Rights:||Code Y|
|Licence to Copy:||Code Y|
|Video Recording Licence:||Code H|
ISBN 978 1 902472 20 1