The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and lyrics by LISA LAMBERT and GREG MORRISON
Book by BOB MARTIN and DON MCKELLAR
A riot of musical silliness
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Book of Musical and Best Original Score,The Drowsy Chaperone bursts to life on the Bridewell Theatre stage this May.
A Man sits at home, and looks for a cure for his “non-specific sadness”. He turns to his record collection and selects a little-known recording from the glory days of Broadway, “The Drowsy Chaperone”. As the record plays, we are transported into the world of a 1920s musical where there are gangsters, mistaken identities and a wedding that may or may not happen. While the musical comes to life around him, we not only learn more about the characters of the farcical production, but more about The Man and how he came to be sitting alone, feeling blue.
Both a riot of musical silliness, and a commentary on the transformative powers of story-telling, this short show will appeal to the theatre geek in all of us.
MAN IN CHAIR | Alex Baker
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE | Vicky Terry
JANET VAN DE GRAAFF | Corin Miller
ROBERT MARTIN | Angus Jacobs
GEORGE | Lewis McKenzie
ALDOLPHO | Kevin Murray
MRS TOTTENDALE | Penny Rodie
UNDERLING | Matt Bentley
FELDZIEG | Dan Saunders
KITTY | Heather Broderick
GANGSTERS | Tom Chesover and Inti Conde
TRIX | Siobhan Aarons
Eloise Horton Charlotte Raven
DIRECTOR | Emma J Leaver
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Michael Cannon
CHOREOGRAPHER | Laura de Iongh
PRODUCERS | Adrian Hau and Ruth Luckins
ASSISTANT PRODUCER | Pippa Kyle
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Matt Hudson
CONDUCTOR | Adrian Hau
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER | Hannah Shields
STAGE MANAGER | Lizzie Drapper
SET DESIGN | Stuart Massey
COSTUMES | Sara Simon-Vermot and Clare Harding
LIGHTING DESIGN | Olly Levett
This is a brilliant, brilliant show that has always deserved to be seen. In the case of this production, more so than ever.
The Drowsy Chaperone may be categorised as an amateur level production, but it didn’t show. The quality of this production was fantastic and truly entertaining.
I feel as if I am constantly saying this about Sedos, but they really have got amateur theatre right and the Drowsy Chaperone is yet another example of this.
- Wednesday 3 May 2017 7.30pm
- Thursday 4 May 2017 7.30pm
- Friday 5 May 2017 7.30pm
- Saturday 6 May 2017 2.30pm
- Saturday 6 May 2017 7.30pm
- Tuesday 9 May 2017 7.30pm
- Wednesday 10 May 2017 7.30pm
- Thursday 11 May 2017 7.30pm
- Friday 12 May 2017 7.30pm
- Saturday 13 May 2017 2.30pm
- Saturday 13 May 2017 7.30pm