The great 208’s Battle of the Giants

Sally Molloy as brenda Lee in Battle of the Giants at the Lowther Pavilion
Sally Molloy as brenda Lee in Battle of the Giants at the Lowther Pavilion
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A tribute to Radio Luxembourg’s once hugely popular Battle of the Giants programme is launching its 2012 tour in Lytham – and you could be taking part.

Organisers of Battle of the Giants: The Rock and Pop Years which is at the Lowther Pavilion on Saturday, March 24 want to hear from IDTA dance schools wanting to take part in an Ovaltinies routine and also an Elvis Presley and Cliff Richard tribute to front the “Battle.”

A tribute to the hugely popular Radio Luxembourg 208 show of the same name, Battle of The Giants takes a humorous look back at the music of the 1960s featuring a 14 strong cast of singers, actors, dancers and musicians including Sally Molloy as Brenda Lee.

Battle of the Giants is an interactive audience participation show with audience members choosing the winning Elvis and Cliff act from each performance.

There are also on screen vignettes from television archives and motion graphics featuring a variety of personalities including Sir Cliff Richard, Sir Tim Rice and the late Sir Jimmy Savile talking about what the radio station did for their careers.

With pre-recorded links from Doug Stanley (the original presenter of Battle of the Giants) Tony Prince, Emperor Rosko, Bob Stewart, and off air items from the legendary Kenny Everett, it’s a nostalgic 60s show written and directed by Todd Slaughter and choreographed by Vivienne Shelley. The soundtracks and dancing recreates hits by Elvis, Cliff, The Beatles, The Four Seasons, Brenda Lee and Cilla Black, together with dozens of other golden classics.

At each venue local performers will be invited to compete to be the Best Cliff and the Best Elvis. Auditions will take place prior to the show. The winners from each local contest will appear in a grand final show at the end of the year. Would-be performers should email their details and telephone numbers to battleofgiants@aol.co.uk

You don’t have to look or sing like either Elvis or Cliff, and the competition is open to both men and women – but you MUST be able to sing in tune!