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.
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.
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