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.
Babes In Arms at  Ye Old Rose and Crown

Image: All Star Productions


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.


Synopsis


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.


Creatives


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


Cast


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


Venue


Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre

53 Hoe Street

London E17 4SA


Dates


20 July to 7 August 2016


Tuesday to Saturday at 7-30pm;

Sunday at 2-30pm and 7-30pm;

No performances on Mondays.


Tickets


£18.00/ £16.00 Concessions, Previews £14.00

Box Office: 020 8520 8674

Online booking: www.ticketsource.co.uk/allstarproductions


Links

All Star Productions


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