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All The Fun Of The Fair

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A roller coaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helter-skelter of David Essex hits and album favourites. Read More >

All The Fun Of The Fair is a roller coaster ride of a musical, underscored by a helter-skelter of David Essex hits and album favourites.

All The Fun Of The Fair, which is inspired by Essex’s debut album, finds the pop and musical theatre star playing fun fair owner Levi Lee, the recently widowed father of a rebellious teenage son. Danger and mysticism lurk in the future, as predicted by the gypsy fortune teller who is in love with Levi.

All The Fun Of The Fair is a moving and contemporary story with a heartbreaking twist, which reaches out to every parent and anyone who has ever been torn in love. It features hits including Winter’s Tale, Gonna Make You A Star, Rock On and the title track.

Essex, who wrote All The Fun Of The Fair with Boogie Nights creator Jon Conway, is best known as a pop star, but has musical theatre credits including Godspell, Evita, Mutiny! and Footloose The Musical.

All The Fun Of The Fair plays in the West End following an extensive UK tour.

For more about All The Fun Of The Fair at the Garrick theatre read the First Night Feature or Big Interview with Christopher Timothy.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 17/04/2010

Opening Night: 28/04/2010

Closing Night: 04/09/2010

Running time: 2h10

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Cast & Creative


David Essex, Louise English, Michael Pickering, Tim Newman, Susan Hallam-Wright, Nicola Brazil, Christopher Timothy, Cameron Jack, Robert Rees, Tom Kanavan, Chris Holland, Kieran Jae, Shona White, Emily Tierney, Tricia Adele-Turner, Danielle York


Director - David Gilmore

Producer - Alan Darlow, Jon Conway and Lee Dean

Designer - Colin Richmond

Lighting Designer - Ben Cracknell

Set Designer - Ian Westbrook

Sound - Steve Jonas

About Garrick Theatre

Charing Cross Road, London, United Kingdom WC2H 0HH

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