A masterclass in musical-comedy, this joyous, nostalgic, feel-good tale follows the meteoric rise of a hard-working village milkman to stardom during the 1963 pop revolution. Chronicled with wit and invention, and with enjoyably stylish original songs and music by BBC Folk Awards nominee Jez Lowe, this charming show is sprinkled with irresistibly funny satire and delivered with a knowing wink. 'Enjoyably and stylishly staged… extremely funny.' The Stage ______________________________________________________________________ It's the 1960's and every village in England has a band determined to hit the big time. This tale follows 'our Eddie', a hard-working milkman in the sleepy village of Bottledale, where local folk are inspired by the cream of the pop charts and tired of the milk-float of ordinary life, ever dreaming of stardom and success. Eddie inherited the family milk round from his father, and has fulfilled his deathbed promise to never miss a delivery for the good people of the village. But suddenly he's becoming a pop superstar, quite by accident! His songs are heading up the charts, he's reaching for the giddy heights of 'Top of The Pops' and top billing at the London Palladium, and heading for the high life of swinging '60s London. But when things take a churn for the worse, will he get back for the morning milk? With an amusing pop-culture laden script reminiscent of Alan Bennett and Victoria Wood, and catchy original music and knowing pastiches, this is a massively warm-hearted musical-comedy, sprinkled with satire (and the odd sixties pop icon cameo). Written and directed by: Kate Bramley (Hull Truck Theatre) Original songs and music: Jez Lowe (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards nominee) ______________________________________________________________________
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