Bon Jovi musical comes to Lancaster


March 12, 2020

Hold on to your mullet because the Bon Jovi jukebox musical We’ve Got Each Other is heading to The Dukes in Lancaster this April.

Except, it’s up to the audience to imagine it all, with the help of just one man: theatre maker Paul O’Donnell.

Modern jukebox musicals usually involve a multi-talented cast, an orchestra, opulent sets, decadent costumes, extravagant routines, dramatic key changes and the odd hydraulic lift or two. We’ve Got Each Other has none of these things (they cost lots of money), but Paul will still try to create an all-singing, all-dancing spectacle simply using the power of imagination.

Through entertaining descriptions of the show as it unfolds, and 180+ lighting cues, Paul invites the audience to ‘fill in the gaps’, to imagine the breath-taking, and tragic, love story of Tommy and Gina. 

Taking to the stage on Saturday April 4 at the Lancaster theatre, expect glitter balls, high camp and one incredibly catchy 80s tune.

We’ve Got Each Other won the BE Festival Audience Award 2018 as well as the Young FITT Festival’s Audience Award and Best Performer Award in Spain. Last year, the show was awarded BE Festival Early Ideas Award 2017 and China Plate’s First Bite Commission 2017. We’ve Got Each Other was a critically acclaimed hit at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 and is set to tour through Spring-Autumn 2019. 

Paul says, “I have always admired the musical theatre genre; swept away by the spectacle of it all, the extravagance of it all, and the audience’s ability to completely lose themselves in the fiction of it, if only for an hour or two. There is something rather magical about spending two hours in a room lost in the most fantastical large scale musical, and I was curious to see if I could capture this experience in my own small scale work.”

Tickets from £7. To book visit www.dukeslancaster.org, call 01524 598500 or visit The Dukes box office.