Sleaze is hidden beneath the Satin and Steel of club acts

Tom Roberts and Kilke John in Satin 'n' Steel
Tom Roberts and Kilke John in Satin 'n' Steel
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Satin ‘n’ Steel, Pomegranate and Cast theatres

Amanda Whittington’s musical comedy is set against a world of one-night gigs in sleazy northern clubs.

A karaoke competition at the Rainworth Miners’ Welfare Club brings together seasoned pro Vince Steel and beginner Teena White in an explosion of talent and creativity.

He persuades her to form a duo and to change her name. As the all-singing and all-dancing Satin ‘n’ Steel, they set their sights on the big time. And as love blossoms, it seems nothing could go wrong. But a guilty secret threatens to jeopardise their success.

Satin ‘n’ Steel is a gritty comedy revealing the highs and lows of performing in the shady, dark cabaret circuit in the north of England.

Classic pop songs Daydream Believer, The Wind Beneath My Wings, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Time After Time, I Will Survive and Johnny B Goode help Teena’s and Vince’s tenuous relationship unfold.

Taking her inspiration from the showbiz world of the club circuit, cruise ships and holiday camps, Nottingham writer Amanda Whittington has created a heart-warming story of not quite making it in either the fame business or the love department.

Satin ‘n’ Steel stars Tom Roberts (Emmerdale, Doctors, 2point4 Children) and Kilke John (Crazy For You, A Christmas Carol).

The show is at the Pomegrante in Chesterfield tonight and tomorrow and at Cast in Doncaster on Friday and Saturday. Pomegranate box office; Chesterfield Theatres or 01246 345 222. Cast box office: Cast in Doncaster or 01302 303 959.