Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Here's Your Chance to Cheat at Eurovision

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Here's Your Chance to Cheat at Eurovision

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IF you watch the Eurovision Song Contest with tongue in cheek, you might enjoy a show which does likewise.

Eurobeat, opening at Theatre Royal in Newcastle tonight, brings a musical twist even to the parts that weren't musical in the TV competition.

With worldwide audiences of 150 million, Eurovision is clearly a guilty pleasure for many.

Billed as the world's first interactive musical, this award-winning celebration of everything Eurovision invites its audience to have their say in which musical act should be a winner.

On entering the theatre, you will be allocated one of the 10 competing countries. Later you will be able to vote for your favourite contestants via text message - so presumably the UK will have a genuine chance of winning.

The face of Mr Eurovision himself - Terry Wogan - will oversee the voting, if only on-screen, while Les Dennis will be there in the flesh in the role of TV presenter Sergei, alongside Mel Giedroyc as cabaret performer, hostess and pole-vaulting champion Boyka. …

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