Nick Cochrane stars in new musical Heart & Soul at Epstein Theatre this March.

Nick Cochrane stars in new musical Heart & Soul at Epstein Theatre this March.

Nick Cochrane

Nick Cochrane is currenty rehearsing for Heart and Soul, a brand new musical set Liverpool, will make its premiere at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool this March. Running from 13 – 16 March 2013, Heart and Soul follows the rollercoaster journey of a young woman’s quest for success in the cut-throat music industry, whilst juggling love life and family drama. This inspirational production is packed with original songs, spanning the genres from motown to rock, dance, ballads and even jazz.

It’s Liverpool in the mid 90’s and Cathy Mason, a gifted singer/songwriter, receives another rejection letter from a record company. Disheartened, still living at home with her loving yet unfulfilled mother and recently redundant and bitter father Cathy wonders whether she is destined to perform at dingy pubs and clubs forever – but is determined to make it big. When Cathy’s destiny becomes entangled in a love triangle between her childhood sweetheart and a Memphis Record Producer, deceit and betrayal threaten to shatter her dreams.

A talented local cast is confirmed for Heart and Soul – Tricia McTeague (vocalist for Ronan Keating and ITV’s The X Factor) will take on the lead role of ‘Cathy’ whilst actress and Radio City presenter Claire Simonsen plays Cathy’s Mother. Cathy’s spirited best friend and backing vocalist Nicky is played by Charlie Griffiths whilst her two potential love interests, childhood sweetheart Michael Carlucci and Memphis Record Producer Red Carson are played by Liverpool’s own Jay Podmore and Jay Davies respectively. Vicky Jones of the BBC’s One and Only plays barmaid Margy, another of Cathy’s friends. Nick Cochrane, (Coronation Street’s Andy McDonald) plays drummer Basher.

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Hamilton Management’s client Nick Cochrane can also be seen in late March starring in the Wizard of Oz at the St Helens Theatre Royal and later this year on BBC2′s Eggheads.