GLAM BUSTA : The WEST END SMASH HIT MUSICAL TAKES TO THE ROAD IN 2010
After an outstanding run in London's prestigious West End, GLAM BUSTA, the Glam Rock musical, will be taking to the road and venturing to a selection of Theatres across the UK, in early 2010.
[UKPRwire, Wed Mar 03 2010] After an outstanding run in London's prestigious West End, GLAM BUSTA, the Glam Rock musical, will be taking to the road and venturing to a selection of Theatres across the UK, in early 2010. So it’s time to dust off your platforms, rescue your glitter gear from the attic, and get ready to celebrate the very best of Glam.
Glam Rock is hailed as one of the most joyous, innocent and possibly under-rated periods in pop history. After years of hippy self-indulgence, artists like Sweet, Slade, T.Rex, Bowie, Mud, Suzie Quatro and Alice Cooper injected much-needed fun, melody and mayhem back into the charts. GLAM BUSTA was inspired by Sweet's smash hit foot stomper ‘Blockbuster’ and blends smash hits
from that heady 70’s with an original Glam score.
The story takes place on the streets of a comic strip town named ‘Glamsville’, whose streets are terrorised by our villain protagonist, Busta. Disguised in a flowing cloak and multi-coloured studded mask, Busta has begun murdering women with long black hair, against whom this evil 'psycho-killer’ seems to bear an unseemly grudge. Busta's weapon of choice is the lethal disco music, a banned substance in Glamsville and known to be deadly to anyone exposed to its murderous qualities. The intrepid Inspector Stone is hot on Busta's tail - but will he be able to expose the identity of the mysterious killer and stop the murders.
GLAM BUSTA is a riotous comedy that will really get your platforms stomping. The musical is directed by Alkis Kriticos, who initially cut his teeth at the Royal Court theatre in the Seventies, working with David Hare and Stephen Frears, and also with the original London cast of the Rocky Horror Show. Joining the team is noted choreographer Carole Todd, whose many credits include, Hello Dolly, (Drury Lane), Return to the Forbidden Planet (The Cambridge), Joseph (The Palladium), The Blues Brothers (Whitehall), Lily Savage in Snow White,
and Elvis The Musical (Prince of Wales)
The show's writer and creator is Mike Bennett whose scriptwriting career has comprised work for Frankie Howerd, The Muppets, Children’s ITV, Channel 4's The Word, and numerous plays in the West End. As a record producer and songwriter Bennett has gained twelve gold discs working with many musical superstars including The Fall, The Stranglers, Ian Brown, The Specials, Toyah, Wishbone Ash, ELP, Jimmy Cliff and Sweet. Mike's last collaboration with Alkis Kritikos was the Edinburgh Fringe hit musical ‘All Cloned Up’ which later transferred to the Bloomsbury Theatre in the West End.
Glam Busta’s musical director and co-composer is Steve Etherington, who has produced many artists including Lulu, The Rubettes, and Sweet. As well as Glam Busta his many credits include the current West End smash ‘Thriller’. Joining Steve as music supervisor is Pedro Ferriera who produced the seven million selling album Permission to Land by legendary Glam Rockers The Darkness.