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Feeling the Eurobeat

July 10, 2008

MUSICAL performer Toomas Jerker is all made up.

Not only is he the king of Eurovision, in musical show Eurobeat, he also got to enjoy a special makeover from beauticians.

Along with backing group The Stone Hard Boys, Estonian character Toomas is just one of the entertaining acts gripping audiences at the Theatre Royal.

And the Estonian was hoping his makeover at Savannah beauty spa would help him keep that winning edge.

Interactive show Eurobeat is a musical with a difference – the end can’t be decided until the audience vote.

Each member of the crowd is given a sticker assigning them to a country who they cannot vote for.

Then, after Eurofans have lapped up performances from competing countries, Italy, Estonia, Iceland, United Kingdom, Hungary, Russia, Ireland, Greece, Germany and Sweden, they vote with a text message.

Theatre chief executive Philip Bernays said: “This is a truly unique show. The crown of Eurovision winner is passed on throughout the week. The audience response has been fantastic with many people coming back to see the show for a second time.

“This is the only chance to see the show before it opens in London’s West End, so if you want a very loud and fun night at the theatre then this is for you.”

Performances run until Saturday. Tickets are priced between pounds 7.50 and pounds 26.50.

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