Stage show brings the swinging sixties to life

Aaron Sidwell, joining the cast of 'Carnaby Street' coming to the White Rock Theatre
Aaron Sidwell, joining the cast of 'Carnaby Street' coming to the White Rock Theatre

Best known for his role as Steven Beale in BBC’s Eastenders, Aaron Sidwell has joined the cast of Carnaby Street.

Aaron was born in Maidstone. Kent and currently lives with his wife and daughters in Rye .

He is no stranger to musical theatre having appeared in Children of Eden, and Loserville – The Musical.

He has also appeared in films, Blood Army and The Nephilim.

Carnaby Street, set against the backdrop of London’s West End in the sixties, recently opened at The Hackney Empire, and the show is enjoying a successful tour.

Aaron said: “I play Jack, a young band manager who narrates the show. He’s a cheeky chappy and very funny.

“The tour is great fun, it’s a real pleasure to perform in the show.

“If the show is anything to go by, the swinging sixties seems a fantastic time to have lived through, so much was happening, not just on the music seem, but everywhere. Certainly London’s West End was an amazing place to be, and I would have loved it.”

Joining Aaron on stage is Verity Rushworth (Emmerdale, Hairspray, The Sound of Music), Tricia Adele-Turner (Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You), Mark Pearce (Ghost The Musical), Paul Hazel (Dancing in the Street, Desperately Seeking Susan) and Hugo Harold-Harrison (Priscilla Queen of the Desert).

Tickets are available from whiterocktheatre.org.uk or by calling 01424 462 288.