That’ll Be The Day, the UK’s premiere Rock n Roll variety show, will be returning to the Pavilion Theatre for several dates across 2018..
The production is a celebration of popular music throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70s which combines live music with comic sketches, performed by a large diverse cast.
The first origins of That’ll Be The Day can be traced back to 1985, when a variety show called ‘The Happy Days of Rock n Roll’ was launched. Since then the show has taken many forms, and has had a variety of talented performs come and go. With Worthing local Trevor Payne at the helm of the show since its origin, the production recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary tour.
Writer, Producer and star of the show Trevor Payne says “Leading up to 1986 I had begun to realise I had to change direction. Although successful, my act at the time ‘Fizzical’ had no long term future. When Fizzical were invited to be part of a Rock & Roll package show in 1985 it wasn’t long before I had the idea which would turn into T.B.T.D. Over the next few years we nursed it and rehearsed it. I’ve now directed 32 editions and 31 Xmas shows! I’ve enjoyed the ride and still have the best of times on stage. It’s a pleasure to work with a bunch of talented people which makes my job easier.
It’s always a challenge to change the show every year but it’s been one of the main reasons for TBTD’s continued success. Change is good, how else could we have progressed? As for retirement I’m not considering it. I remember meeting the great Bobby Charlton in Malta, we were having a chat after playing tennis and he said his one regret was retiring too early. He said being a manager was the next best thing but nothing gives you the thrill of playing. I won’t make that mistake!“
To mark 100 years since the first women gained the right to vote in the UK, Nuffield Southampton Theatres are hosting Bungalow Café Festival – a season of events celebrating and lifting the voices of women.
In her ‘Powerful Women’ talk, Finn Mackay will be exploring the themes of women, power, politics and gender identity.
Finn Mackay is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England in Bristol. She is author of ‘Radical Feminism: Activism in Movement’ published by Palgrave Macmillan. A longtime feminist activist, Finn founded the London Feminist Network in 2004 and revived the Reclaim the Night march in the UK. She speaks and writes regularly on feminist theory and social justice issues, appearing on BBC Woman’s Hour, The Moral Maze and writing in The Guardian and Huffington Post amongst others; recently Finn delivered a TEDx talk on what is feminist about equality. Her current areas of research are masculinities and gender identities
45-minute talk, followed by an opportunity for audience questions.