The well-loved storyline focuses on the lives of five women each trying to find true happiness! Throughout the story, they all write to Gwendolyn Holmes, an agony aunt working on the magazine Shout! for her help and advice.
From cover-to-cover SHOUT! travels in time from 1960 to 1970 chronicling the dawning liberation of women. Just as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, Cilla Black, and Lulu were Independent women with Major careers, English and American women were redefining themselves in the face of changing attitudes about gender. SHOUT! reflects that change through the unforgettable music of the time.
Though SHOUT! wears its heart on its sleeve, it also has its tongue planted firmly in its cheek. Everything from the period is recreated – from the fashions and the dances to the music and the hair; all of which is heightened and made just a tiny bit larger.
Featuring terrific new arrangements of such classic tunes as To Sir With Love, Downtown, You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, Son Of A Preacher Man, and Goldfinger, and writers like Tony Hatch, Jackie Trent, Burt Bacharach and Hal David are all heard at the top of their game through songs and resonate with a timeless quality which appeals to every generation.
With a shimmy and a shake, the songs are tied together by hilarious sound bites from the period – from 60’s advertisements for anything and everything – to lonely hearts letters answered by an advice columnist who thinks every problem can be solved with a “fetching new hair style and a new shade of lipstick.”
Starring chart topper and 80s icon Sonia, Helena Blackman (runner up on BBC1’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria in 2006), Nikki Evans (X-Factor semi-finals in 2007) and Amanda Coutts (We Will Rock You, Footloose & Westside Story).
“A real crowd-pleaser!” Manchester Evening News
“Here’s a show to really shout about!… Hits you with a burst of noisy energy and sheer talent that simply takes your breath away.” What’sOnStage.com
“Two hours of on-your feet, hand-clapping hits.” Liverpool Echo
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