Following its hit premiere at Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre in 2013, hearts are racing across Wirral as Applet Music Productions new musical Heart & Soul arrives at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion on March 14 and 15.
Heart & Soul follows the rollercoaster journey of a young woman’s quest for success in the cut-throat music industry, while juggling love, life and family drama.
This inspirational production is packed with original songs, spanning the genres from Motown to rock, dance, ballads and even jazz, entirely written, orchestrated and played by the show’s producers, Liverpool duo Maria Cavanagh and Indra Nathaniel of Applet Music Productions.
Producers Maria Cavanagh and Indra Nathaniel of Applet Productions said: “After our initial pilot production in 2013 which we were delighted to receive such fantastic feedback from audiences and critics alike, we have come back in 2014 with an even better new streamlined, pacier and re-scripted version of the show.
“Heart & Soul is all about dreams, this production is set in the 90’s but dreams still come true now, you only have to look at the great story of Sam Bailey on X-Factor. People love a happy ending and we are really excited to bring our new show to new audiences on the Wirral."
It’s Liverpool in the mid 90s and Cathy Mason, a gifted singer/songwriter, receives another rejection letter from a record company.
Disheartened, still living at home with her loving yet unfulfilled mother, Cathy wonders whether she is destined to perform at dingy pubs and clubs forever – but is determined to make it big.
When Cathy’s destiny becomes entangled in a love triangle between her childhood sweetheart and a Memphis record producer, deceit and betrayal threaten to shatter her dreams.
A talented local cast is confirmed for Heart & Soul – Ria Cheri will take on the lead role of Cathy while actress and Radio City presenter Claire Simmo is back playing Cathy’s mother.
Cathy’s spirited best friend and backing vocalist Nicky is again played by Charlie Griffiths, while Jay Davies will be reprising his role as Memphis record producer Red Carson, Simon Foster plays club owner Slimy Sid, Gemma Broderick will play Margy and Basha is played by John Leyland.
Set in a time before the fast track routes provided by The Voice and The X Factor changed the music industry, Heart & Soul is an insight into the highs and lows of trying to ‘make it’ and how constant rejection creates self-doubt, leading to disastrous consequences.
Heart & Soul explores themes of unrequited love, unfulfilled ambitions, true friendship and the tenderness and love between mother and daughter.
Call the box office on 0151 666 0000 or visit www.floralpavilion.com.