Doodle

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1940. Britain is at war with Nazi Germany. Barnes Wallis, the eventual inventor of the world famous Bouncing Bomb as featured in the film the Dam Busters, is kidnapped by the Nazis to build them a Bouncing Submarine.
Doodle at Waterloo East Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Musical
Venue: Waterloo East Theatre
Started: Thursday 11 January 2018
Closed: Sunday 28 January 2018
Running time:2 hrs 00 mins (excl interval)
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


An all-singing all-dancing new comedy musical.


It is the year 1940.


Britain is at war with Nazi Germany.


Barnes Wallis, the eventual inventor of the world famous Bouncing Bomb as featured in the film the Dam Busters (you know the black and white one where the bomb bounces into the dams?) is kidnapped by the Nazis to build them a Bouncing Submarine.


No one believes the threat is serious ('A Bouncing submarine? Ha ha ha ha ha ha! Absurd!') and Barnes Wallis has so far only invented a Talking Robot called Trevor who is rubbish, so nobody, especially the King and Winston Churchill, believes Wallis's kidnapping should be taken seriously.


Consequently a Z team of not very good misfits including a Sherlock Holmes impersonator, is recruited to go on a secret mission to discover whether the threat is real or just a ridiculous joke.


Once they're on their way it's discovered that the threat is so serious, it has the potential to lose Britain the war. (CUE HUGE DOOM LADEN CHORD)


21 songs including a really impressive one where the cast sound like a Spitfire plane.


David Niven and Charles Bronson are in it.


Written by American Idol's Andy Street and actor Jonathan Kydd.


Whose father was actor Sam Kydd.


Sam's in it too.


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 020 7928 0060

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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 11 January 2018

Press night:Friday 12 January 2018

Closes:Sunday 28 January 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Intervals:1

Tickets


Previews:
£10

Standard:
£18

Concessions:
£12

Cast


Paul Ryan - Filbert-Tweed & Guilaume the French restaurateur

Sooz Henshaw - Weaver, Svetlana Dorito, barmaid in Fox & Ferret

Paul Croft - Churchill, King George, Brian Queen aka Watson, Smiley the Assasin, Oberleutnant, Police Sergeant

Reggie Oliver - Shand-Beagle, Barnes Wallis, French Farmer

Paul Storrier - Mee, Errol Flynn, Gary Prince the Sherlock Holmes events organiser

Michael Sadler - Loomington-Badger, Sgt Major Trainer, Trevor the Rubbish Robot, Andre, Guillaume the German

Evan Boutsov - Bronson, Unteroffizer, Wilhelm, Cattermole, Gestapo man, Fritz

Sebastain Kainth - David Niven, Constable Crumb

Conor Cook - Deadman, Guntha

Luke Farrugia - Sam Kydd, Max, Bert

Jonathan Kydd - Voice of Theresa, The Voice Over

Kate Haughton, Viva Foster - Dancers

Grace Keeble - Swing



Creatives


Author: Jonathan Kydd
Composer: Andy Street
Lyricist: Jonathan Kydd
Director: Jonathan Moore
Designer: Baska Wesolowska
Musical direction: Andy Street
Choreography: Gianna Burright
Video designer: Jonathan Kydd (director)

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