Former X-factor runner up Ray Quinn provides the star quality as Don, played originally of course by Cliff Richard. The show introduces us to Don and his pals who work in the London Transport mechanics facility. It’s a miserable summer in England so Don persuades his employers to lend him a double decker bus for the season, with a view to touring sunny Europe with his crew. On their travels, they come across a trio of girls heading to Athens for a singing performance and another who is trying to escape a life of stardom. It looks to be the perfect summer holiday until they pick up a strange young boy on the run, who isn’t all he seems.
Ray can certainly belt out a tune and this sort of music is right up his street. He is supported vocally and in comic timing by the rest of the cast including Billy Roberts, Joe Goldie and Rory Maguire as his buddies and Sophie Matthew as his potential love interest Barbara.
All the songs many iconic, are here from the title song through to On the Beach, Do You Wanna Dance and Have your Heard the News. It seems only yesterday since I was taken as a youngster to watch the film in Hanley
The energy of the cast never seems to dip and the vibrant musical arrangement provides an upbeat journey through some hits of that period.
Tickets for Summer Holiday are available at the Regent Theatre Box Office counter, online at www.atgtickets.com/stoke or when you call 0844 871 7649. ATG Theatre Card holders can save on Tuesday – Thursday performances!