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Watch rehearsals for Dogfight Southwark Playhouse

Dogfight at Southwark PlayhouseThe whole damn world might change tomorrow
So we go for broke today

November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.

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 5 Outer Critics Circle and 2 Drama Desk Awards.

Heading the London cast in the central roles of Eddie and Rose are Jamie Muscato and Laura Jane Matthewson. Jamie Muscato was in the world premiere of The Light Princess at the National Theatre. Recently he was in the developmemt workshops of the musicals Bend It Like Beckham and Blitz! and has just finished filming the TV biopic, Cilla. Laura Jane Matthewson won The Ronald Wlliam White Prize for Acting Through Song at The Royal Academy of Music. Dogfight is her London stage debut in a starring role.

Full Cast: Emily Olive Boyd, Cellen Chugg Jones, Nicholas Corre, Matthew Cutts, Joshua Dowen, Ciaran Joyce, Laura Jane Matthewson, Amanda Minihan, Jamie Muscato, Rebecca Trehearn and Samuel J. Weir.

Creative Team, Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Director Matt Ryan
Choreographer Lucie Pankhurst
Musical Director George Dyer
Set & Costume Designer Lee Newby
Lighting Designer Howard Hudson
Sound Designer Andrew Johnson
Producer and Casting Director Danielle Tarento

Danielle Tarento presents Dogfight
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan

Southwark Playhouse from 8th August to 13th September 2014

Wednesday 23rd July 2014


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