TWINKLY-EYED David Essex iarrives in Milton Keynes this week, and he’s bringing All The Fun of the Fair with him.
The pop pin-up and acting success has recently enjoyed a brief stint in Albert Square but bowed out of the EastEnders action to return to the role of fun-fair owner Levi Lee in All The Fun of the Fair, which makes its return here direct from London’s West End.
Levi is recently widowed and father to rebellious teenager, Jack.
Now fill the stage with dodgems and motorbikes, crafty cons and candy floss and prepare for fairground horses and fights, and romance and rock and roll in the show which comes with a helping og danger and mysticism.
In 2010 it was nominated in the Best New West End Musical category of the What’s On Stage Awards.
David has the best of both worlds in this show, which allows him to shake his acting feathers, while also keeping the music live – the delivery is underscored by a tasty amount of Essex classics, including Gonna Make You A Star, Dream machine, Rock On and Winter’s Tale.
It’s a convenient show for family life too – seeing as how David’s wife, actress Susan Hallam Wright is also among the cast.
The show will run from Tuesday through to Saturday, February 11.
Performances are nightly at 7.30pm, with additional matinees at 2.30pm on Wednesday and Saturday.
Prices start at £10 and rise to £29.
Before Mr Essex sets up the ferris wheel, there are a series of one-night only specials to get stuck into in the coming days...Comedian Chris Addison will be on stage this evening with his new delivery The Time Is Now, Again.
Medium and healer Colin Fry arrives tomorrow evening and there is comedy for the not so easily offended on Saturday night when that Cornish pie Jethro reaches for his bag of funnies.
On Monday night, rock n roll variety show That’ll Be The Day commands.
Call the box office on 0844 871 7652.