Happy Days for Sugababes’ Heidi

Heidi in Happy Days
Heidi in Happy Days

Happy Days - A New Musical will be coming to the North-east next year, with some famous faces among the cast.

Happy Days are here with the premiere of a brand new UK tour based on the hit TV series, featuring the unforgettable ‘King of Cool’ Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli.

Join your favourite ’50’s 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.

The musical is written by Garry Marshall, the legendary creator of the television series.

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

The show features 21 original songs by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning Hall of Fame Songwriter, Paul Williams (Bugsy Malone, Evergreen, Rainy Days and Mondays) as well as the much-loved Happy Days theme song from the TV show.

Starring Sugababes star, Heidi Range as Pinky Tuscadero, Happy Days is a hilarious feel-good musical that is guaranteed to have you rocking’ and rollin’ all week long!

West End leading man and Emmerdale star Ben Freeman is to take on the iconic role of The Fonz.

And he’ll be starring alongside former Bucks Fizz singer and television presenter Cheryl Baker as Mrs Cunningham.

As a member of Bucks Fizz, Cheryl won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981, and has subsequently had more than 20 hit records including three number ones.

She made her theatrical debut in the musical Footloose, starring in both the inaugural tour and in the West End, and her other musicals include Beauty and the Beast and Menopause the Musical.

A television regular, last year Cheryl took part in Celebrity Masterchef and she came in as first runner-up on Pop Star To Opera Star in 2011.

Currently playing Fiyero in Wicked at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, Ben’s other credits include Warner in Legally Blonde, and Norman in Dreamboats and Petticoats, but he is probably best known as Scott Windsor in Emmerdale.

Happy Days will be coming to His Majesty’s Theatre from May 5 to May 10.

Tickets range from £16.50 to £43.50 including booking fee and can be bought from aberdeenperformingarts.com or by calling on 01224 641122.

Performances: Monday, May 5 - Thursday, May 8: Every evening at 7.30pm. Friday, May 9 2014: 5pm and 8.30pm. Saturday, May 10 2014: 2.30pm and 7.30pm.