Happy Days are here again

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Take a trip back to 1950s America when the musical version of the hit TV show Happy Days drops in at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal this week, until Saturday, July 5.

Directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Andrew Wright, Happy Days – A New Musical opened at the Churchill Theatre Bromley on January 14, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the first ever broadcast of the classic and much loved sitcom, which aired on US TV from January 15, 1974.

It is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rockin’ and rollin’ all week long!

This brand new UK Tour based on the hit TV series features the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli.

Join your favourite ‘50s family, the Cunninghams and the rest of the gang – Potsie, Ralph Malph, Joanie and Chachi as they battle to save their beloved diner Arnold’s from demolition.

In a race against time, can everyone’s favourite hero The Fonz save the day?

Happy Days - A New Musical is written by Garry Marshall, the creator of the popular television series.

Garry is also the director of many world-wide hit films including Pretty Woman, Beaches and The Princess Diaries 1&2.

It includes 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays).

The show also includes the much-loved Happy Days theme tune from the TV show.

Henry Winkler, the original Fonz from the television series, will serve as creative consultant, working alongside the director in creating the Happy Days world of 1959 America and guiding the cast in creating their ever so familiar characters, especially that of The Fonz.

West End leading man and Emmerdale star, Ben Freeman, takes on the iconic role of The Fonz in the UK premiere and national tour, alongside Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham and Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero.

Tickets to see the show at the Theatre Royal are available by calling the box office at the venue on 0115 9895555.

n Cricket fans are in for a real treat when An Evening With Aggers And Swanny takes place on Thursday, July 3, at the Royal Concert Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

The event will feature the highly entertaining double act of Jonathan Agnew and Graeme Swann with a huge array of cricket-related stories to tell.

Jonathan is the voice of cricket in this country to millions of the sport’s fans.

He has been the BBC’s cricket correspondent since 1991 and the fulcrum of BBC radio’s much-loved Test Match Special coverage.

Before that, he was a talented seam bowler for Leicestershire who played three test matches for England in 1984-85.

Graeme Swann started his career with Northamptonshire as an off-spinner and entertaining lower middle order batsman.

He moved to Nottinghamshire, spending the remainder of his career at Trent Bridge.

He also played 60 test matches for England.

By the time of his sudden retirement during the winter, he had amassed 255 wickets, putting him sixth in the all-time list of England test wicket takers.

He is, by common consent, one of the biggest personalities in the modern game and will take to the stage in his adopted home city to entertain local cricket fans with an anecdote-packed evening.

Tickets are £21. Call for availability on 0115 989 5555.

n Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou are set to play headline dates this September, showcasing their new album.

They will be stopping off at Glee Club Nottingham, with support from Dan Whitehouse, for a gig on September 5.

This November, the husband and wife duo will be releasing their third album in consecutive years.

Tickets are priced at £7.50, and are available from www.glee.co.uk and on 0871 472 0400.

Doors open 7.45pm and the gig is for those aged 18 and over.