Image: Waterloo East Theatre
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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London SE1 8TN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
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
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)