A rare revival of Stephen Sondhiem and Arthur Laurent’s musical satire Anyone Can Whistle will follow Tracy Lett’s adaptation of Three Sisters as part of The Phil Willmott Company‘s new season at the Union Theatre.
Anyone Can Whistle is political allegory in musical comedy form that tells the story of a town that’s gone bankrupt because its only industry is manufacturing something that never wears out. In order to revive her town Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper and her town council fake a miracle – water flowing from a rock – to attract tourists. When patients at the local mental hospital escape and mix with the townspeople and tourists, chaos ensues whilst J. Bowden Hapgood, a fake psychiatrist falls in love with Fay Apple, a nurse at the asylum who has disguised herself as a miracle verifier sent from Lourdes.
The show contains a raft of classic Sondhiem numbers including Me and My Town, Anyone Can Whistle, There Won’t be Trumpets, Everybody Says Don’t and With So Little to be Sure Of.
FELICITY DUNCAN plays the unscrupulous mayoress. Her major musical theatre roles include Liza Minnelli in Bill Kenwright’s tour of the new Richard Harris comedy Liza, Liza, Liza, Rosie in the International tour of Mamma Mia and Anya in Fiddler on the Roof at the London Palladium opposite Topol.
OLIVER STANLEY plays the quirky psychiatrist Hapgood. He played his first lead role last year as Lord Marlborough in Phil Willmott’s new musical Princess Caraboo at the Finborough Theatre and is a regular soloist with The Musical Theatre Orchestra
RACHEL DELOOSE plays the rebellious psychiatric nurse Fay Apple. She played her first lead role last year as Sonia in the Toyah Wilcox musical of Crime and Punishment at the Scoop a role she will reprise later this year in the forthcoming film.
Playing towns folk and asylum inmates are – JAMES HORNE (Schub) RICHARD FOSTER KING (Detmold) MARK GARFIELD (Cooley) CHRISTOPHER LAISHLEY (Magruder) with ALESSANDRO LUBRANO, JOE MILLER, MICHAEL LARCOMBEABBEY ADAMS, ISABEL WROE WRIGHT, KATE HURLEY, NATALIE THORN, MITCHEL LAITHBURY, JOEY WARNE, LAURA PICK, TOM MUSSELL, VICTORIA-LOUISE CURRIE.
Season Director PHIL WILLMOTT, Production Management TOBY BURBIDGE, Costume Design PENN O’GARA, Musical Director RICHARD BAKER, Choreographer HOLLY HUGHES, Casting Director ADAM BRAHAM, Production Photographer, SCOTT RYLANDER
Wednesday, 14th February 2017 at 7.30pm
Thursday 15th February 2017 at 7.30pm
Friday 16th February 2017 at 7.30pm
PHOTOCALL BY REQUEST: Wednesday, 8th February 2017 At 1.30pm – 2.00pm
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8th February – 11th March 2017
Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2.30pm
ALL TICKETS £20
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