Babes In Arms at Ye Old Rose and Crown
London theatre news: Tuesday 2 August 2016
Musicals - Opening
Continuing its commitment to producing revivals of rarely produced Musicals, All Star Productions are presenting the first UK Staging in almost 15 years of the original version of BABES IN ARMS - closes Sunday 7 August.
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Continuing its commitment to producing revivals of rarely produced Musicals, All Star Productions' are presenting the first UK Staging in almost 15 years of the original version of Rodgers and Hart's Babes In Arms.
The 1937 version of the show is the quintessential 'Hey, kids, let's put on a show' musical, boasting one of the greatest scores ever written.
And you have just under a week left to catch the show - it closes this Sunday, 7 August 2016.
A group of teenagers are left without adult supervision when their folks hit the vaudeville summer circuit, and the local sheriff is determined to send the loafers to a work farm.
But the kids talk the sheriff into a two week reprieve, just enough time to produce their own show and prove their mettle.
The son of a wealthy Southerner agrees to bankroll the production but only on the condition that the two black kids not appear in the show.
The other kids are outraged, but of course the show must go on and does, in a succession of comeuppance, reconciliation and romance.
The old-fashioned virtues of a 30's musical comedy are peppered with socio-political issues which have remained resonant for more than seven decades.
Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics: Lorenz Hart
Book: Rodgers & Hart
Adaptor: John Guare
Director: Brendan Matthew
Musical Director: Aaron Clingham
Choreographer: Carole Todd
Casting: Benjamin Newsome
Production Manager: Kat Gagan
Designer: Joana Dias
Lighting Designer: Sky Bembury
Production Assistant: Angie Lawrence
Producer: Andrew Yon
JACK MCCANN - Valentine LaMar
RUTH BETTERIDGE - Billie Smith
AUSTIN GARRETT - Marshall Blackstone
BETH BRADLEY - Baby Rose
DOMINIC OWEN - Gus Fielding
MEG MCCARTHY - Delores Reynolds
ANDREW TRULUCK - Sheriff Reynolds
JOEY WARNE - Peter
JAIME TAIT - Irving de Quincy
ALEX OKOAMPA - Ivor de Quincy
ANTHONY MATTEO - Lee Calhoun
PAIGE MACKENZIE - Bo Calhoun
JORDAN GINGER - Rene Flambeau / Dan LaMar / Ensemble
ANNABEL EDWARDS - McCabe / Maizie LaMar / Ensemble
Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
53 Hoe Street
London E17 4SA
20 July to 7 August 2016
Tuesday to Saturday at 7-30pm;
Sunday at 2-30pm and 7-30pm;
No performances on Mondays.
£18.00/ £16.00 Concessions, Previews £14.00
Box Office: 020 8520 8674
Online booking: www.ticketsource.co.uk/allstarproductions
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