Current Production,  Main stage

Stage Door

Our autumn production will be Stage Door by Edna Ferber and George S Kaufman, and directed by Aidan Steer. Performance dates will be Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 October (during half term) and the play will be held at Chestnut Grove Academy.

Synopsis

Set in the mid-1930s, this witty comedy concerns a group of women who have come to New York City to find work as actors and performers. The play is set in The Footlights Club – a boarding house run by ex-actress Mrs Orcutt.

The Broadway life is all here: the desperate round of auditions and agents; the sudden closing of a show that should have been a meal ticket for months; the opportunistic romances and the emotional breakdowns.

Stage Door has a large cast with a wide range of roles: aspiring actresses – some more talented and dedicated than others; young and not-so-young ‘gentlemen callers’; a movie magnate and an idealistic young playwright who sells out to Hollywood.

Cast

  • Aidan Steer – Dr Randall
  • Aisling Leow – Kaye Hamilton/Ellen/Tony
  • Amelia Allan – Bobby Melrose
  • Barbara Jennings – Mrs Orcutt
  • Bill Boyd – Adolph Gretzl
  • Caitlin Carey – Bernice Niemeyer
  • Chris Paxton – Jimmy Devereaux/Larry Westcott
  • Deborah Broom – Olga Brandt
  • Doug Dunn – Keith Burgess
  • Gabriella Chamberlain – Jean Maitland
  • Gertrud Goddard – Madeleine Vauclain
  • Ify Ugboma – Judith Canfield
  • Jenni Hardwick – Louise Mitchell
  • Judith Moeckell – Mattie
  • Kim Goldsmith – Susan Paige
  • Matt Brown – Fred Powell/Billy
  • Rachel Smith – Terry Randall
  • Seb Keenan – David Kingsley
  • Stephanie Kendrick – Mary
  • Steve Tanner – Lou Milhauser
  • Tom Browne – Sam Hastings

Details and Booking

Dates: Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 October
Start times: 7.45 (Wednesday to Friday), 3pm (Saturday)
Tickets: £12, £9 concessions on Wednesday and Saturday

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