Promises, Promises

SOUTHWARK PLAYHOUSE, 2017

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Promises, Promises

 

13th January – 18th February 2017 – Southwark Playhouse

 

Presented by Aria Entertainment and Senbla

 

Burt Bacharach musical Promises, Promises is to be performed in London for the first time since 1969.

 

The show, which is based on the 1960 film The Apartment and has not been seen in London since its 1969 premiere, ran at Southwark Playhouse in January 2017.

 

With music by Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and a book by Neil Simon, Promises, Promises originated on Broadway in 1968, where it ran for more than 1,000 performances.

 

CREATIVES 

DIRECTOR – Bronagh Lagan

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – Joe Louis Robinson

CHOREOGRAPHER – Cressida Carre

DESIGNER- Simon Wells

LIGHT DESIGNER- Derek Anderson

PRODUCERS- Aria Entertainment and Senbla

PHOTOGRAPHER- Claire Bilyard

 

 

CAST

EICHELBERGER- Craig Armstrong

VANDERHOF- Ralph Bogard

KIRKEBY/KARL- Martin Dickinson

SYLVIA/PATSY/MRS SHELDRAKE/TURKEY LURKEY GIRL- Claire Doyle

DR. DREYFUSS/WATCHMAN- John Guerrasio

FRAN- Daisy Maywood 

MISS OLSON/VIVIEN/SHARON/TURKEY LURKEY GIRL- Natalie Moore Williams

 DOBITCH- Lee Ormsby

SHELDRAKE- Paul Robinson

GINGER/KATHY/HOSTESS/TURKEY LURKEY GIRL- Emily Squibb

CHUCK BAXTER- Gabriel Vick

MARGE/NURSE/BARBARA - Alex Young

 

“A wonderful thing.”

 

“Presented with brisk, playful efficiency on a dinky set by director Bronagh Lagan, the piece slowly places tongue in cheek – not airbrushing out the ugliness but parking it to one side, the better to let love triumph over cynicism.”

DOMINIC CAVENDISH TELEGRAPH

★★★★

 

Bronagh Lagan utilises every possible space of the thrust stage …there is much to be admired about the ambition on show.”

 

“..an incredibly fun show that could easily be watched again and again – now that is a promise!” 

BROADWAYWORLD

 

“..another jewel in London’s theatre crown.” 

JONATHAN BAZ

★★★★

 

“Bronagh Lagan’s loving, warmly detailed production gets the period exactly right, with smartly evocative sets and costumes by Simon Wells and shimmying 1960s-inflected choreography by Cressida Carre.” 

THE STAGE

★★★★

 

“This musical boasts an impeccable pedigree..” 

THE GUARDIAN

★★★

 

“the full-throated energy of the entire ensemble make this a spirited production” 

WHATSONSTAGE

★★★

 

“There is pure musical joy throughout the show”

Review Hub

★★★★

 

“It is a lush, fine, gorgeous, romantic, exciting, panoramic spectacle.”

British Theatre

★★★★

 

 

 

AWARD NOMINATIONS

 

Best Director by Off West End Awards  2018

 

Best Musical Direction in a musical by Off West End Awards 2018

 

Lead Male Performance in a musical by Off West End Awards 218

 

Lead Female Performance in a musical by Off West End Awards 2018

 

Best Supporting Performance in a Musical Off West End Awards 2018