A Nostalgic Look at The Fifties Magazine World


Janet Dibley, Nicholas Bailey and Graham Bickley transport the Alhambra Theatre back to a time where there were no mobile phones, no apps, no texting and no Twitter, as JACKIE THE MUSICAL comes to Bradford from Tuesday 29 March to Saturday 2 April 2016.

Supported by Jackie publishers DC Thomson, former magazine Editor Nina Myskow joins the production as Editor-in-Chief and will head up a brand new digital/online TV channel JACKIE TV.

Jackie Magazine accompanied millions of girls through their teenage years in the 70s and 80s, years of boy trouble, ironing hair and problem solving from resident agony aunts, Cathy and Claire. The magazine supported and inspired those girls and, best of all, it was great fun.

JACKIE THE MUSICAL revisits those heady days and tells the story of a fifty-something divorcée who revisits her stash of well-thumbed Jackie magazines for the same reason she first read them nearly forty years ago: advice on how best to navigate the opposite sex.

The quizzes, the fashion tips, the ‘do’s and don’ts on a first date’ and above all the Cathy and Claire problem pages are all devoured eagerly by our plucky heroine Jackie as she revisits the dizzy world of the teen bible. With her ex and a handsome new guy both on the scene, the valuable lessons she learnt as a girl begin to influence her future and Jackie discovers the one person in control of her life is – her.

Funny and feisty, with a sound track featuring the era’s most beloved and memorable hits, including the sounds of pop idols Donny Osmond, David Cassidy and Marc Bolan played live on stage, the show promises a whirlwind tour of Planet Seventies and a most fabulous night out!

Call the Box Office on 01274 432000

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