Jermyn Street Theatre – Nov 9th – 18th Dec 2011.
WINNER Three Off West End Theatre Awards 2012, including Best New Musical.
Music by Adam Meggido
Directed by Adam Meggido
Produced by Danielle Tarento and The Sticking Place
America. 1952. The war in Korea grinds on as McCarthy’s anti-communist witch hunts reach their peak. Meanwhile, in a run-down burlesque theater, popular comedian Johnny Reno waits for the FBI….
With Alex Bartram, Alicia Davies, Linal Haft, Jeremiah Harris-Ward, Jon-Paul Hevey, Chris Holland, Sinead Mathias, Victoria Serra and Buster Skeggs.
Choreographer: Cressida Carre
Musical Supervisor: Michael Bradley
Designer: Martin Thomas
Lighting Designer: Howard Hudson
Sound Designer: Anthony Coleridge
Musical Director: Duncan Walsh Atkins
Assistant Musical Director: Sam Cable
Stage Manager: Frances Hollis
Production photography by Scott Rylander.
‘It is rare and exhilarating to see a brand-new musical in a tiny unsubsidised theatre and think “One day I’ll boast that I saw its birth! If I were a theatre angel I would back it, and gloat.’ The Times **** (Critics’ Choice)
‘A clever, heartfelt and hugely entertaining show. if it doesn’t eventually transfer to a venue where it can loosen its corsets, I hereby promise to eat my entire collection of retro lingerie.’ The Independent ****
‘There’s a charm, charisma and vitality that carries the production from beginning to end.’ The Telegraph ****
‘This is a show that is slick, sassy and heartfelt.’ WhatsOnStage ****
‘A glittering gem of a musical.’ Gay Times ****
‘It’s thrilling when small-scale theatre has big ambitions and what Adam Meggido and Roy Smiles attempt with this new musical is colossal. They have created a piece with real guts.’ Time Out
‘A very real production with draws you into these lives and makes you genuinely care for, and angry on behalf of, the characters.’ Seatchoice *****
‘Jon-Paul Hevey and Chris Holland bring joyous, razor-sharp timing to their patter.’ The Independent ****
‘Linal Haft and Buster Skeggs are the perfect embodiment of old hands in the lower ranks of showbiz.’ WhatsOnStage ****
‘Ace design by Martin Thomas.’ The Independent ****
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