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David Essex
Seventies pop pin-up David Essex will return to the West End with his self-penned musical All the Fun of the Fair. The show, which is named after his top-selling 1975 album and features many of his greatest hits, is booking from April 17 - September 5 and will play the Garrick Theatre.

Set against the backdrop of a traveling funfair, All the Fun of the Fair, co-written by Jon Conway, tells the story of widower and funfair owner Levi Lee (Essex), who's coming to terms with the loss of his wife, battling the attentions of a newly-divorced woman, and struggling to deal with his rebellious teenage son's tangled love life. The musical includes Essex's "Winter's Tale," "Hold Me Close," "Gonna Make You a Star," "Rock On," and "Silver Dream Machine," as well as others that Essex and his musical associate Ian Wherry adapted especially for the show.

Essex's stage credits include the original London productions of Godspell and Evita as well as Mutiny!, Footloose, and Aspects of Love.

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