Jackie The Musical

Do you remember when there were no mobile phones, no apps, no texting, no e-mails and no twitter? When your only contact with other angst ridden teenage girls like you was through the pages of Jackie Magazine, which every Thursday morning you read with bated breath! (Unless your big sister had grabbed it first…)

In ‘Jackie The Musical’ we revisit those heady days of forty years ago, and tell the story of a recent divorcée, who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals on ‘how to get a boyfriend’.

Thrill once more to the unmistakable sounds of Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and Marc Bolan and many others as we take a whirlwind tour of Planet Seventies in ‘Jackie The Musical’.

Arden Entertainment is proud to be co-producing this show for tour in 2016 and beyond. We are co-producing with the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee, and the production is in association with D. C. Thomson.

Buzz for JACKIE THE MUSICAL:

‘Jackie The Musical is launched 50 years after the first issue of the magazine that became a soulmate to a generation of teenage girls’ – Daily Mail

‘Former Strictly star Arlene Phillips to give Jackie The Musical her magic touch’ – Dundee Courier

‘Jackie The Musical will be a huge hit, writes Vanessa Feltz‘ – The Daily Express

‘Jackie magazine was our only beacon in the dark ages before Instagram’ – Jane Shilling, The Telegraph

‘If only today’s teenage girls had a best friend like Jackie: Jan Moir on the oh-so innocent 70s magazine where she worked and which has now inspired a musical’ – Daily Mail

‘Jackie magazine inspires new musical’ – The Telegraph

‘Jackie magazine – the pop publishing sensation’ – Saga

’10 meetings with celebs former Jackie editor Nina Myskow will never forget’ – Sunday Post

‘I was all at sea until I discovered Jackie’: Liz Jones gets nostalgic as a musical based on the 70s teen girl’s bible hits the stage’ – YOU Magazine

‘Jackie magazine was my teen bible, writes Janice Turner‘ – The Times

‘Jackie was so much more than a must-read for every teenage girl, writes Zoe Williams‘ – The Guardian

‘Jackie – the magazine which was so loved it became a musical’ – The Argus

‘How to dress like a grown up: Sarah Mower reveals why Jackie magazine is the new fashion bible’ – Daily Mail

‘I’ll always be a Jackie Girl’ – The Telegraph

Praise for JACKIE THE MUSICAL:

‘Fizzes with vintage-tinged joy and life’ – Sunday Telegraph

‘Prosecco-fulled fun’ – The Guardian

‘I felt as though I really was living the teenage dream’ – Julie Burchill, New Statesman

‘I defy anyone not to forget their woes for a couple of hours in the flaretastic, disco-hipped company of Jackie the Musical.’ Catherine Jones, Liverpool Echo ****

‘Forget a standing ovation just at the end – there was dancing in the aisles even before the interval’ – Roz Laws, Birmingham Mail ****

‘The show emerges as a huge theatrical hit, and a great night out for everyone who loves music, loves pop culture, and loves life.’ – Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman ****

‘Lavish… a nostalgic tribute to teenage love and what it can teach us in later life.’ Rhiannon Evans, West End Wilma ****

‘Pacy and clever, Jackie the Musical… is bags of fun to watch as it brings the celebrated teen magazine to the stage.’ – Thom Dibden, All Edinburgh Theatre ****

‘The show… packs in popular hits from the era as it moves along with electric force… an uplifting journey down memory lane that’s charming the stockings off Scottish audiences.’ – Clare Johnston, Daily Record *****

‘The unadulterated glee that emanates throughout is life-affirming in every way.’ – Neil Cooper, Herald Scotland ****

‘It’s just non-stop, foot-tapping, utter joy from start to finish.’ – Justine Blundell, Edinburgh Guide ****

‘It’s more than just puppy love for a feelgood show’ – David Upton, British Theatre Guide & Blackpool Gazette

‘A seamless production that brings to life the essence of the first teenage magazine for girls.’ – Katie Chesworth, NorthWestEnd.co.uk

‘Jackie The Musical arrived at the Opera House to good-natured singalongs, gales of laughter and well-deserved roars of approval’ Natalie Anglesey, Manchester Evening News *****

‘An overall feelgood vibe that’s so contagious… Perfect for girl power, hen dos, nostalgics and girlie nights out.’ – Leo Owen, Ilkley Gazette

‘Imbued with fun and love from start to finish.’ – BritishTheatre.com

‘Cheerfully retro – a delight’ – Mark Shenton, The Stage

‘Clever… joyous… what’s not to love?’ – Michael Coveney, WhatsOnStage

‘Will make you jump for joy!’ – Quentin Letts, Daily Mail

‘You will not find a better tonic than this uplifting show stopper.’ Yorkshire Times

Jackie The Musical Spring/Summer Tour concluded Saturday 30th July 2016 at Glasgow’s King’s Theatre.

PAST EVENTS:

10 – 12 March
Dundee Gardyne Theatre 

15 – 19 March
Coventry Belgrade Theatre 

22 – 26 March
Bromley Churchill Theatre 

29 March – 2 April
Bradford Alhambra Theatre 

5 – 9 April
Brighton Theatre Royal 

12 – 16 April
Edinburgh King’s Theatre 

19 – 23 April
Blackpool Grand Theatre 

26 – 30 April
Perth Concert Hall 

10 – 14 May
Wycombe Swan

17 – 21 May
Manchester Opera House

24 – 28 May
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre

31 May – 4 June
Stoke Regent Theatre 

7 – 11 June
Wimbledon Theatre 

14 – 18 June
Dartford Orchard Theatre 

21 – 25 June
Malvern Festival Theatre

28 June – 2 July
Liverpool Empire 

5 July – 9 July
Sunderland Empire

12 – 16 July
Inverness Eden Court

19 – 23 July
Aberdeen His Majesty’s Theatre

26 – 30 July
Glasgow King’s Theatre

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