Beat time to return to 60s

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Audiences can re-live the excitement of a night at Liverpool’s The Cavern Club in the 1960s at The Art Theatre, New Mills, at 7.30pm on the evening of Friday April 8 when a fantastic, unique new show hits town.

‘Merseymania’ originated from ‘the most famous beat club in the world’, The Cavern in Liverpool, and within minutes of this show starting you’ll understand exactly why this musical craze swept across the globe so quickly.

Recapturing those exciting times is The Beat Club featuring Steve Quillon. Few are better equipped for the task. Steve was born in Liverpool and his two appearances at The Cavern in 1969 earned his group from those days a place in the Cavern Wall of Fame in his home town. Spotlighting the years 1965 and 1969, the show features pulsating live music, scouse humour, choreography and audience participation.

Local singer Danni Jones will be making an appearance, plus dancers Nicola Clayton, Michelle Pendergast and Jo Day.

You’ll see how the music and onstage fashion changed at the club. You’ll also hear ‘Fab’ songs by The Beatles, The Searchers, The Rolling Stones, The Drifters and The Who, to name but a few. Plus a stage set that helps to recreate the club’s atmosphere.

With plaudits from members of The Cavern Club’s top groups of those times such as Kingsize Taylor, The Remo Four (managed by Brian Epstein) and The Tremas - this is definitely a show not to be missed.

Full details on Merseymania can be found at the website www.thebeat-club.co.uk.

Tickets, priced £12 (£10 concessions), are available on 01663 742364 or from A. Allen & Son Accountants, Union Road, New Mills.