Roll up for all the fun of the fair in Hartlepool

All smiles as the Hartlepool Stage Society members prepare for their new show, All The Fun Of The Fair
All smiles as the Hartlepool Stage Society members prepare for their new show, All The Fun Of The Fair

A stage society is all set to take the spotlight by holding the North East premiere of a hit show.

Hartlepool Stage Society will present the region’s premiere of All The Fun Of The Fair.

Getting ready for their next production. The members of Hartlepool Stage Society

Getting ready for their next production. The members of Hartlepool Stage Society

It will be held on Wednesday, June 29, and Thursday, June 30 with tickets at £9 and £8 with concessions.

Spokesman Sarah Barton is the musical director of the Hartlepool Junior Stage Society.

She said All The Fun Of The Fair had enjoyed “a record breaking West End season at the Garrick Theatre”.

It was nominated for Best New West End Musical and now Hartlepool Stage Society will present the North East premiere of the David Essex musical.

Roll on up, see the main attraction, get your money ready, let’s take a ride

Sarah Barton, Musical Director of the Hartlepool Junior Stage Society

The show is described as a “rollercoaster ride of a musical”, underscored by David Essex hits such as Winter’s Tale, Hold Me Close, Gonna Make You A Star, Me and My Girl - Nightclubbing, Silver Dream Machine and Rock On.

Shows start at 7pm each evening and the show will be held at the Hartlepool Sixth Form College.

The show is inspired by David’s album All The Fun Of The Fair.

Sarah said the original production was inspired by the singer’s album which was also called All The Fun Of The Fair.

She said the storyline was a heart‐warming tale about an East End fairground family. Fun fair owner Levi Lee is recently widowed and father of a rebellious teenage son Jack.

The show features dodgems and motorbikes, fairground horses and fights, with romance and rock and roll to add to the mix.

The society has just marked its 60th year in existence. It is based in the Throston Grange Community Centre.

Tickets, are £9 and £8 with concessions and can be bought by contacting 07882 576863.

People can also buy nine tickets and get a tenth free.

The society has just marked its 60th year in existence. It was formerly known as the Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

It was based in Walmsley Hall, which was in Osborne Road, Hartlepool, before it moved to the Stage Society Hall, in the Throston Grange Community Centre.

As well as the long-running senior section, there is also a junior society, which was formed in September 2012.