24 February to 1 March 2014
Reviewed by Emily Crombie
Happy Days – A New Musical was a cheery way to spend a chilly Scottish evening. I had no idea what to expect but thoroughly enjoyed the show. The musical is based on the 1950’s US sitcom, by Gary Marshall that was on our screen from 1974 to 1984.
The show was produced by Amy Anzel who originally acted in the series – she introduced the show to a nearly full house on opening night at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow.
The cast was faultless. Ben Freeman carried the role of Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli complete with leather jacket and motorbike. Heidi Range of the Sugababes plays Fonzie’s true love Pinky while Cheryl Baker rocks as Marion Cunningham.
The band was fabulous and the lighting and scenery were very effective and allowed slick scenery changes.
The King’s Theatre has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The staff were all very welcoming and had a more personal touch than most, such as wishing the audience a Good Evening as they exited the theatre.
A great ambiance and upbeat evening from start to finish.
Tickets cost from £16.90 to £40.90 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
For more information or to book tickets click here.
Happy Days is touring the UK until July, for more details visit www.happydaysthemusical.com.