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Music by Noel Gay
Book by Abi Grant
Script revised by Alex Armitage
By arrangement with Samuel French Ltd
Directed by Caroline Leslie
Musical supervisor and musical
arrangements by Paul Herbert
Choreography by Alistair David
Designed by Tom Rogers
Lighting designed by Philip Gladwell
Sound designed by Peter Rice
Assistant Sound Designer Sally Evans
Thu 4 August 2011 - Sat 24 September 2011
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinées at 2.30pm
Saturday 24 September performances at 1.30pm and 6.30pm
"...the cast sing, dance, act and play to West End standards." Theatre World
“...an incandescently joyous, happy entertainment and very, very funny. Newbury Weekly News
"... a sparkling new production..." The Oxford Times
Here's what our audience are saying about Radio Times...
“A fantastic performance from a great, fun, highly talented cast! Well done! Cool cool!” From California
“We are worn out – god knows what the cast feel like. Many many thanks from the Cotwolds for a fab show.”
“Fantastic!!! Well done all”
“Great! Brought back lots of wartime memories”
West End stars Gary Wilmot and Anna-Jane Casey with a company of The Watermill’s trademark actor musicians perform this heart-warming, highly entertaining musical.
Radio Times is chock-full of quick-fire gags and classic songs of the period from Noel Gay, creator of Me and My Girl.
In the heart of the West End, in blitz-torn London, the cast of the BBC light-entertainment wireless show, Variety Bandwagon, prepare to do their bit for the war effort. Comedian and star of the show, Sammy Shaw, arrives with minutes to spare, a script and his secret weapon, Hollywood movie star, Gary Strong. Can Sammy hang on to girlfriend Olive’s love with old flame Gary back on the scene?
Musical star Gary Wilmot (Sammy) makes his debut at The Watermill. His leading role credits include Me and My Girl, Carmen Jones, Copcacabana, The Goodbye Girl, Oliver, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and more recently, Chicago.
Anna-Jayne Casey (Olive) who will be remembered at The Watermill for her role as Mabel in Mack & Mabel opposite David Soul which won her a TMA award for Best Performance in a Musical. Her musical appearances at The Menier Chocolate Factory include Sunday In The Park With George and Forbidden Broadway.
They are joined by a talented cast: Darren Bennett (Gary), Sophie Byrne (Grosvenor Girl), Vivien Carter (Amy), Robin Colyer (Grosvenor Man), Christian Edwards (Jeep), Paul Herbert (Show MD), Julian Littman (Wilf), Sophie Scott (Grosvenor Girl), Sarah Scowen (Grosvenor Girl) and Andrew C Wadsworth (Bultitude).
Monday evenings & Thursday matinées
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Saturday matinées
£16, £23, £25
Friday & Saturday evenings
£16.50, £25, £27
First week special
On the first Thursday and Friday seats are £15.50 and £16.
(no other discounts apply)
West Berkshire Residents Green Card discount
10% of top two price bands on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday matinées and evenings from 9 - 11 August.
Performance Running Times
First Act: 1 hour 10 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Second Act: 1 hour
Talkback after the show:
Free talk back after the show on Friday 19 August and Friday 2 September