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IF you were born too late and missed out on the flower-power of the seventies, Chorley Youth Theatre is bringing you an electric evening of everything eighties.

In the spirit of Grease and High School Musical, this family-friendly musical, written by Neil Gooding, takes us back to the time of Rubik’s Cubes, leg-warmers and ra-ra skirts.

Set in the USA, ‘Back To The 80s’ tells the story of the senior class of William Ocean High School, as seen through the eyes of Corey Palmer, who is now 30-something.

The then 17-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbour, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school. However, she barely notices this as she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around

The show follows the class as they experience the fun, heartbreak, loves, and laughs of their final school year, all set to the biggest hits of the 1980s.

This spectacular evening features high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80’s party scene, copious amounts of blue eye-shadow, countless cans of hairspray and hits from Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson and Kim Wilde.

The result is a musical that will delight and amuse audiences no matter what decade they were born.

Tickets for the show at Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Lane, Chorley, are available from Malcolm’s Musicland on 01257 264362 and online at

Performances take place from Wednesday, July 17 to Saturday, July 20 at 7.30pm, with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm.