Music & Theatre

Review: Summer Holiday beats the October chill

A chilly October evening in Hanley transformed into summer across France, Spain & Greece when we took a journey with Ray Quinn on his Summer Holiday.

Based on the original 1963 Cliff Richard movie, the story tells of four bus engineers from London, that embark on a journey to their summer holiday in the south of France in a borrowed London double-decker, only to be waylaid by three hopeful singers on their way to Athens, and a famous stowaway running from an overbearing mother!

The familiar swinging sixties songs are performed brilliantly, with Ray Quinn performing the iconic Bachelor Boy, The Young ones, and of course Summer Holiday effortlessly, and a particular favourite of ours was Move It, sung by Joe Goldie, whose voice blew us away!

The whole cast put on a fab show, singing & dancing their way around the big red bus as the story unfolded. If you fancy a jive to the familiar strains of the sixties, then catch the bus before it leaves town!

You can see Summer Holiday at the Regent Theatre in Hanley until Saturday 6th October 2018. Tickets can be booked by visiting the theatre’s website on

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