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Eddie & The Gold Tops

Eddie is an award-winning milkman who becomes a 1960's pop star quite by accident! Listen to the first part of his journey here.

By Kate Bramley, songs by Jez Lowe. In a relaxed reading from home by Robert Wade, Jem Dobbs and Kaitlin Howard.



Rob is a Rose Bruford trained Actor Musician, born and bred in Hull.  Most recently Robert has worked with Northern Broadsides on UK tours of “Much Ado” and “Cyrano”. Robert’s 2019 ended with a West End and Singapore run of “Stick Man”.Rob is a keen songwriter and has been spending lots of Lockdown time writing short 1 minute songs that compliment pieces of Art created within his Lockdown home. He recorded this version of 'Eddie' from his home in Manchester in August 2020.



Jem Dobbs is an actor and musician from Leeds who played the parts of Gerry, Brian and Doris in the live 'Eddie and the Gold Tops' tour of 2018. His theatre and musicals credits take in many prestigious theatre companies over the years such as West Yorkshire Playhouse, Northern Broadsides and many more. He recorded this show from his home in Leeds during August 2020.



Kaitlin Howard trained at The Bridge Theatre Training Company in London, graduating in 2003. Since then she has had a lot of fun treading the boards in various roles and places, including at Oldham Coliseum and Birmingham Rep, but she’s always loved working for Badapple. She’s originated roles a few times including Marion in Eddie and The Gold Tops, Victoria in The Thankful Village, Nina in The Carlton Colliers, Biddy in Lights Out, Land Girls! and Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Cycling Dream.


In lockdown she used the sudden free time she had to concentrate on decorating and getting her garden in order after only moving to her new home in Merseyside last November. She also worked on a few filmed projects, turning her attention to directing some Shakespeare Monologues for Her Productions Unseemly Women project and recording and editing a Zoom version of the Much Ado About Nothing she directed in 2019 for The Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. She is looking forward to the days when we can all be in the same room and experience live theatre again, and loved reprising her role(s) in this podcast version of Eddie and The Gold Tops. Enjoy! 


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