Liverpool Empire: Jackie The Musical
Posted On: 29/06/2016
By: Scouse Bird
For those who don't know what Jackie magazine is, ask your mum. Forget Sugar & Just Seventeen, Jackie was THE magazine for teen girls in the 70's - and now it's a musical.
Follow Jackie a 54 year old divorcee who tires to navigate her new found single status by taking advice from the agony aunt section of her old Jackie magazines, all to the soundtrack of the best songs of the 70's. Even if you weren't around back then, you'll know them all.
It's extremely well written; the script flows seamlessly into the songs, it's so well done. It's actually laugh out loud funny, the stand out performances from Jackie's son doing T-Rex's 20th Century Boy and the continental barman Frankie's "Puppy Love" are particularly hilarious. The delivery and comic timing is spot on.
As a 30 year old I wasn't sure if I'd find this show to be a bit irrelevant and (as my mum would say) naff but I'm pretty sure I enjoyed it as much as her and by the end the entire theatre was up dancing in the aisles.
So if you want to earn some serious offspring points, take your mum to see it while it's on this week - she'll be made up!
Jackie is on at The Empire until 2nd July, get your tickets here.