One half of comedy’s Random Acts of Wildness and friend of the blog Aiden Lee Brooks has been touring the UK with acclaimed show Eddie and the Gold Tops for a while now, and finally brings it to Merseyside (practically) next week. It comes to Ormskirk’s Rose Theatre on October 10. There he is (above), in the middle.
It’s the 1960s, and every village in England has a band determined to hit the big time.This tale follows our Eddie, a hard-working milkman in 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 and if he can get there by tonight he’ll be on Top of the Pops…..
“But when things take a churn for the worse, will you get back for the morning milk?” asks theatre company Badapple. Get out.
Anyway, this feelgood show has had great reviews across the country and it complements an impressive programme coming up at the theatre, part of Edge Hill University, which includes first class productions such as Theatre Ad Infinitum’s award-winning Translunar Paradise, as well as well-known names like Maddy Prior and Justin Moorehouse.
Tickets and more information are available on the website.