It’s Now or Never! is a comedy stage play that starred Peter Polycarpou and Tony Roper and was originally produced at the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch. It was directed by Marina Calderone.
Elvis Presley fanatic Tom and his fiancée Alice arrive in Spain in preparation for their long-awaited wedding.
Keith Clark, a plumber and fellow Elvis fanatic, has offered them the use of his villa outside Marbella whilst he is in London. But their arrival has been predated by a sighting by Keith of the real Elvis alive and hiding out in a nearby villa!
Unbeknownst to Alice, who is not much of an Elvis fan, Keith talks Tom into helping him kidnap Elvis to sell the story to the British tabloid press. Things go according to plan until the victim appears to die in their custody.
The ensuing confusion resulting from the attempts to hide their hysteria (and the body) from Alice while convincing The Sunday Insider of their conquest leads to chaos as a variety of ‘Elvises’ appear and disappear and identities change by the moment in this fast-paced and frenetic comedy.
THE ORIGINAL CAST
Tom Weals....Tony Roper
Alice Martin....Heather Alexander
Keith Clark....Peter Polycarpou
Daphne Wood....Jennifer Piercey
Inspector Olvera....Stephen Bent
Designed by Jessica Tyrwhitt.
Lighting by Jon Linstrum.
Directed by Marina Caldarone.