Presented by Joseph Hodges Entertainments
Book by Ben H. Winters & Erik Jackson
Music by Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield and Phillip Cody
Musical Arrangements by Tom Kitt
29th March – 23rd April 2017
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.30pm
Sundays at 4pm
Extra matinee Saturday 22nd April at 3pm
This musical comedy features eighteen songs written by pop icon Neil Sedaka including:
“Laughter in the Rain”
and of course the unforgettable title track:
“Breaking Up is Hard to do”
Set during the 1960 Labour Day weekend at “Esther’s Paradise Resort Hotel” in Catskills, New York, the show features friends Marge and Lois from Brooklyn, looking for a good time and romance. They are hoping to find “Where the boys are” as Marge has been jilted at the alter and doesn’t want to be “Solitaire” so takes Lois to her honeymoon destination. Catskills is a resort which showcased young entertainers and Neil Sedaka met his wife of 54 years, Leba, at her Mother’s hotel there and contributed many of his own ventures into the book.
Inevitably two boys come along and the foursome together with Esther and the local comedian whisk us to 1960s colours and costume and the heat of Neil Sedaka’s singable catchy tunes. You WILL leave humming one of your favourites, but which one?
The cast will feature Robyn Mellor (Grease, Dreamboats and Petticoats, American Idiot) as Lois, Lauren Cocoracchio (Lost Boy) as Marge, Katie Paine (We Will Rock You) as Esther, Jonny Muir (The Simon and Garfunkel Story) as Gabe, Damien Walsh (Sunny Afternoon, Dreamboats and Petticoats) as Del, and Andrew Bradley (Godspell, Annie) as Harvey, completing the cast are Abigail Carter-Simpson (Aliens Love Underpants) and Samuel Bailey (Pop Factor).
Jordan Murphy will direct the production with musical direction from Oliver Hance, design by Richard Cooper, choreography by Alyssa Noble, lighting by Jai Morjaria and Casting by Harry Blumenau for Debbie O’Brien Casting. The production is produced by Joseph Hodges Entertainments.
29th & 30th March PREVIEWS – ALL TICKETS £10
Tues / Weds / Thurs – £18 (£16 concessions)
Fri / Sat / Sun – £20 (£18 concessions)