A Slice of Saturday Night

A Slice of Saturday Night

A Slice of Saturday Night is a musical with book, lyrics and music by The Heather Brothers: Lea, Neil, Charles and John. The songs are a nostalgic pastiche of 1960s music, and the story tells a tale of teenage dreams and young love set around 1964 in a nightclub called Club-a-Go-Go.

The Heather Brothers were born in London and grew up in Zimbabwe, where they formed a teenage band. When they returned to England, they worked as songwriters for a record company before beginning to write musicals. "A Slice of Saturday Night" is their most successful musical and was followed by "Lust", which played at the Haymarket Theatre.


A Slice of Saturday Night was first produced in April 1989 by the Brighton Actors Theatre at the Nightingale pub in Brighton, England. It was performed at the King's Head Theatre, Islington in August 1989 and then made its West End debut at London’s Arts Theatre on September 27 1989. The musical was directed by Marc Urquhart and starred Binky Baker as Eric, David Easter as Garry and Terry, Lisa Hollander as Bridget, Mitch Munroe as Sharon, Georgia Mitchell as Sue, James Powell as Rick, Roy Smiles as Eddie and Debi Thomson as Penny and Shirl.

Following national and foreign tours, the musical returned to the West End at the Strand Theatre in the Autumn of 1993 for a twelve week run, starring pop star Sonia as Sue and Dennis Waterman as Eric. The musical has enjoyed numerous productions since then, including an off-Broadway production under the name "Café a Go Go". [ [http://www.purpletheatre.org.uk/shows/slice.shtml "Purple theatre" SoSN home page] ] .


Seven teenagers dance and eye each other and flirt on a Saturday night at popular Club A Go Go in a town in the British provinces. Sue is attracted to Gary, but he flirts with Penny and the other girls. Sharon and Rick like each other but are too shy to tell each other. Eddie is interested in the aloof Bridget. The owner of the club, aging rocker Eric "Rubber-legs" De Vere, watches and lends an ear to the young people as they navigate the rituals of teenage fashion, music, sexual mores and relationships.


;Act 1
*A Slice Of Saturday Night - Company
*Club A-Go-Go - Eric
*Waiting - Bridget, Sue, Sharon and Penny
*Saturday Chat - Company
*Seventeen - Rick, Sharon and Eric
*Don’t Touch Me - Eddie, Eric, Gary and Rick
*Don’t Touch Me (Reprise) - Bridget
*Twiggy - Sue
*Cliff - Eric and Company
*Love On Our Side - Terry & Shirl
*What Do I Do now? - Sharon & Rick
*What Do You Do? - Company
*If You Want To Have Fun - Eric & Company
*The Long Walk Back - Rick
*Romance/Wham Bam - Company
*The Boy Of My Dreams - Bridget & Eddie
*It Wouldn’t Be Saturday Night Without A Fight - Eric and Company;Act 2
*Eric’s Hokey Cokey - Eric and Company
*I Fancy You - Rick and Sharon
*Sentimental Eyes - Sharon and Rick
*Heartbreaker - Sue, Bridget, Penny, Sharon and Gary
*Eric’s Gonna Keep Doin’ - Eric, Gary and Rick
*Oh So Bad - Eddie and Gary
*Please Don’t Tell Me - Company
*You’re Oh So... - Sue, Bridget, Sharon, Penny and Gary
*Lies - Eric, Gary, Eddie and Rick
*Baby I Love You - Gary, Sue, Birds and Blokes
*P.E. - Gary
*Who'd Be Seventeen - Eric
*Last Saturday Night - Rick and Sharon
*A Slice Of Saturday Night/Club A Go-Go (Reprise) - Company


* [http://www.musicalheaven.com/s/a_slice_of_saturday_night.html Information from the Musical Heaven website]

External links

* [http://www.philipcrammond.com/heather_brothers/slice_of_saturday_night.htm Official website]
* [http://www.nodanw.com/shows_s/slice_of_saturday_night.htm Profile of the show at the NODA website]
* [http://www.thisistheatre.com/shows/novello136.html Information from the This is Theatre website]

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