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Finborough Theatre to Present ANDY CAPP THE MUSICAL

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In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the first professional UK production in more than 30 years of Andy Capp The Musical by Alan Price and Trevor Peacock runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 7 February (Press Night: Monday, 8 February 2016 at 7.30pm).

As Reg Smythe's long-running Daily Mirror comic strip prepares to celebrate its 60th year, join loveable rogue Andy Capp and the colourful characters from his North East town in this hilarious and poignant British musical.

Work-shy Andy squanders his rent money on beer and stumbles home late again. His long suffering missus Flo vows to leave him, but Andy promises his racing pigeons will one day make them a fortune.

A few doors down, innocent young lovers Elvis and Raquel plan their wedding, but will their lives turn out just like Andy and Flo? Not if Raquel's mother, Mrs Scrimmett, has anything to do with it...

With Alan Price's bouncy rhythms and Trevor Peacock's razor sharp lyrics, this rediscovered British musical is a warmhearted look at relationships and the simple pleasures in overcoming life's obstacles - guaranteed to stamp a smile on your face.

Andy Capp The Musical premiered in 1982 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, and then transferred to the West End, where it was nominated for the Olivier Award for Musical of the Year. Tom Courtenay starred as Andy and Alan Price, the show's composer and former keyboardist for the popular band The Animals, played the role of Geordie.

Author of the book and Co-Lyricist Trevor Peacock is best known for his acting work on screen, most notably as Jim Trott in the BBC's long-running sitcom, The Vicar of Dibley. He started his writing career penning songs for popstars Adam Faith, Billy Fury and Joe Brown. His biggest hit was the 1960s classic Mrs Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter, recorded by Herman's Hermits. Trevor Peacock went on to write the lyrics for shows including Passion Flower Hotel (1965), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1966) and Erb (1970). He wrote a series of musicals for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester - Leaping Ginger (1977), Cinderella (1979), Class K (1985) and Jack and the Giant (1986).

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED Box Office 0844 847 1652

Book online at http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 February 2016 Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm.

Tickets £18, £16 concessions. Performance Length: Approximately 2 hours with an interval.


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