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Barry Manilow's COPACABANA

"...the Newbury massive have vim to spare..." The Sunday Times ****

Music by Barry Manilow
Lyrics by Bruce Sussman and Jack Feldman
Book by Barry Manilow, Jack Feldman and Bruce Sussman


"...strenuously and sensuosly entertaining revival..." The Telegraph

"It’s propulsive, inventive, enormous fun." The Times

"... dazzling musicianship and choreography that would be welcomed in the West End..." Theatre World

"...a passionate, high energy production...book soon to get one of the remaining tickets." The British Theatre Guide

Thu 15 Jul 2010 - Sat 04 Sep 2010

New York City, showbiz capital of the world. Lo La Mar, small-town girl with big dreams of stardom trails from one steamy nightclub to another looking for her big break. Enter budding song writer, Tony Star, with dreams of his own. Smitten by the lovely Lola, he arranges an audition at the Copacabana and launches her career as a Copa girl. But the path of true love never did run smoothly and the Lola is whisked away by the villainous Rico to perform in his club, the Tropicana, in Havana. Aided by the sensational Cuban star Conchita Alvarez, Tony stages a dramatic rescue...

Steamy, sexy, dazzling and daring, enter the world of the Copacabana and its pulsating rhythms where music and passion are always in fashion!

The creative team behind the award-winning Watermill production of Spend Spend Spend! Hot Mikado and Sunset Boulevard bring you their own unique take on Barry Manilow’s hit musical.

The cast
Edward Baker Duly      Stephen/Tony
Basienka Blake            Conchita
Adam C Booth               Featured Dancer
Robin Colyer                  Ensemble
Julian Littman                Sam
Karen Mann                   Gladys
Neil MacDonald            Show MD
Cassie Pearson           Ensemble
Sally Peerless               Ensemble
Laura Pitt-Pulford         Samantha/Lola
Antony Reed                  Rico
Joe West                        Ensemble

Tickets: £13.50 to £25

First week special
On the first Thursday and Friday all seats are £13.50
(no other discounts apply)

Show running times
First Act:        1hr 20mins
Interval:          20 mins
Second Act:  1hr

Talk back
Free talk back after the show on Friday 30 July and Friday 13 August

Go to our blog for an insight into the rehearsal room written by Lola La Mar - Laura Pitt-Pulford.

Visit http://www.craigrevelhorwood.com/ to find out more about the show's director.


Performance times
Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm
Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm
(please note there is no matinee performance on Thursday 15 July)
Saturday 4 September performances at 1.30pm and 6.30pm


Directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood
Musical supervisor and musical arrangements by Sarah Travis
Designed by Diego Pitarch
Lighting designed by Richard G. Jones
Sound designed by Gareth Tucker