Music and lyrics by BENJ PASEK and JUSTIN PAUL
Book by PETER DUCHAN
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by BOB COMFORT
A contemporary musical by the authors of Dear Evan Hansen
The whole damn world might change tomorrow
So we go for broke today
Before creating the Tony-winning sensation Dear Evan Hansen, writers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul delivered the heartbreaking and beautiful musical Dogfight. This emotional journey depicts the blissful ignorance of youth, compassion in the face of cruelty and the ability to find true inner strength and acceptance despite the brutality of life and war.
Dogfight is set in San Francisco on November 21, 1963, on the eve of the Kennedy assassination. The majority of the show takes place in the final hours of an age of American innocence that will quickly dissipate. This innocence is depicted by a group of young Marines who set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery: booze, tattoos and the dogfight.
The rules of the dogfight are simple and cruel: each marine pays in $50, and the marine with the ugliest date wins. But, when one of these Marines, Eddie Birdlace, meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he invites to join him that night, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and kindness.
Based on the 1991 movie of the same name starring River Phoenix, Dogfight premièred Off-Broadway in 2012, when it won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and was nominated for five Outer Critics Circle and two Drama Desk Awards.
Easily the most delicate, surprising, musically satisfying score since Spring Awakening
EDDIE BIRDLACE | Joe McWilliam
ROSE FENNY | Lauren Clarke
BOLAND | Luke James Leahy
MARCY | Kate Gledhill
BERNSTEIN | Nick Dore
LOUNGE SINGER | Dan Saunders\
MALE SUPPORTING CAST | Chris Foxwell, Adrian Hau, Matt Morden and Josh Yeardley
FEMALE SUPPORTING CAST | Laura Ellis, Sarah Johnson, Charlotte Levy, Louise Roberts and Penny Rodie
DIRECTORS | Zoë Dobell and Peter Shimmin
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Will Sharma
PRODUCER | Rebecca Chisholm
COMMITTEE LIAISON | Deborah Lean
LIGHTING DESIGNER | Olly Levett
Dogfight is a charming yet gritty show about many shades of the human experience, from jubilant banter with friends, to romantic rejection, to the harsh reality of war.
Sedos are to be commended for giving us the chance to see such a good production of Dogfight The Musical. Catch it if you can!
- Tuesday 6 March 2018 7.30pm
- Wednesday 7 March 2018 7.30pm
- Thursday 8 March 2018 7.30pm
- Friday 9 March 2018 7.30pm
- Saturday 10 March 2018 2.30pm
- Saturday 10 March 2018 7.30pm