Casting has been confirmed for Guy Retallack’s production at the Bridge House Theatre.
Playing at the theatre from the 26th November, the cast for the production is set to include Alex Bloomer (Spot’s Birthday Party, UK tour, Dear Santa, Horsham), Joshua Da Costa (Middala & cover Mafala Hatimbi, The Book of Mormon, Willy, Showboat, Roy Wright, The Scottsboro Boys, all West End), Laurie Denman (Timothy, Salad Days (Union Theatre & Theatre Royal Bath) and Kris Marc-Joseph (Rothschild & Sons, Park Theatre, Yank! Hope Mill/Charing Cross Theatre).
Plaid Tidings is the seasonal sequel to the musical Forever Plaid by Stuart Ross and is Bridge House Theatre’s fifth Christmas UK premiere in five years, following on from productions of It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol … More or Less, Another Night Before Christmas and last year’s A Miracle on 34th Street.
When an up-and-coming men’s harmony group, The Plaids are killed on the eve of their biggest performance, after a collision with a school bus containing kids heading to see The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show – the kids survive … The Plaids sadly do not! To their surprise they are sent back to the earth to give a concert, to test their worthiness to be the eternal guardians of harmony! Having successfully completed this extraordinary challenge, the Plaids are granted tenure in the Celestial Cosmos – or so they believe…However on a cold and wintery December night, through a rip in the Earth’s Ozone The Plaids are sent back for a second time – the reason why, none of them understand! Through a series of clues and an uncanny capacity to keep referring to the Christmas season, they realise their reason for returning is to bring festive cheer to an uncertain World – by performing the ultimate TV Christmas Special…
As well as being directed by Guy Retallack, the creative team for the production also includes choreography by Paul Harris and musical direction by Laurie Denman. It is produced by Rob Harris for Bridge House Productions SE20 Limited.