Book by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
Stage Director: Sue Bennett
Musical Director: David Manifold
Choreographer: Lisa Crowhurst
Reno Sweeney - Hannah Boydell
Billy Crocker - Gary Lines
Hope Harcourt - Rachel Prudden
Moonface Martin - Paul Chesworth
Lord Evelyn Oakleigh - Samuel Taunton
Mrs Evangeline Harcourt - Lesley Hendrie
Bonnie - Aimee Sullivan
Elisha J. Whitney - David Roberts
Oliver Bradovich Blake
Billy instantly falls in love with a beautiful girl he meets in a taxi. When he discovers she's boarding the SS American the same London-bound ship his boss and co-worker Reno are boarding, he sneaks aboard himself. The beautiful girl, Hope, is engaged to stuffy British aristocrat Lord Evelyn, but that doesn't stop love-struck Billy. With the help of other passengers, Billy seeks to shake Reno, whose love he doesn't return, and capture the heart of the girl of his dreams, and all without hurting anyone's feelings.
This is one of Cole Porter's best musicals. It is light, frothy, frivolous, full of song, dance and will be a great company show. It is set mainly on board ship and has a wide range of characters from old(ish) to young(ish).
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