Curtains by Kander & Ebb
London Oratory School Arts Centre, Seagrave Road, Fulham SW6 1RX
30 May-2 June 2012
Director – Angela Daniel
Musical Director – Jon Mizler
Choreographers – Mithu Lucraft & Georgina Christmas
See some pictures here
See the Sardines Review here: http://www.sardinesmagazine.co.uk/reviews/review.php?reviewsID=566
…and the NODA review here
|LIEUTENANT FRANK CIOFFI||Jonny Clines|
|GEORGIA HENDRICKS||Marion Barton|
|CARMEN BERNSTEIN||Dianne Norton|
|NIKI HARRIS||Emily McDonald|
|AARON FOX||Jason Thomas|
|SIDNEY BERNSTEIN||Paul Sadler|
|CHRISTOPHER BELLING||Ian Ward|
|BAMBI BERNET||Laura Hutchinson|
|DARYL GRADY||Nick Simpson|
|JENNY HARMON||Naomi Fieldus|
|OSCAR SHAPIRO||Hamish Norbrook|
|BOBBY PEPPER||Jaco Botha|
|JESSICA CRANSHAW||Angela Daniel|
|RANDY DEXTER||Luke Burgess|
|HARV FREMONT||Adam Walker|
|Laura Hutchinson (as Bambi)|
Chorus: Andrej Kos, Anne Pringle, Candice Newton, Carole Homer, Céline Croes, Gaby Lambert, Geoff Greensmith, Greg Shaw, Katherine Richardson, Katie Lucy, Margaret Etches, Mathew Burke, Matt Hawkins, Monica Scale, Penny Stone, Spencer Mitchell, Stephanie Lomax, Susan Mills, Suzie Bailey, Victoria Warne.
As the show opens, ‘Robbin’ Hood of the Old West’ (a bad Western adaptation of the Robin Hood story) is reaching its conclusion. The egregiously untalented leading lady, Jessica Cranshaw is a triple threat: she can’t sing, act, or dance. To the relief of everyone, she is murdered during her opening night curtain call. The entire company comes under suspicion, and Lt. Frank Cioffi of the Boston Police Department is called in to solve the homicide. Believing that the perpetrator is still in the building, he orders the theatre closed – none of the cast can leave.
The Suspects include the hard-bitten lady producer, Carmen Bernstein; her husband, Sidney; the show’s flamboyant director Christopher Belling; divorced songwriting team Aaron Fox and Georgia Hendricks; Stage Manager Jenny Harmon; choreographer/leading man Bobby Pepper, ingénue Niki Harris, and ambitious chorine Bambi Bernét.
In true theatre fashion the company uses its spare time to rehearse and attempts to fix the show’s problems. Cioffi, a theatre fan and amateur actor, becomes more involved with saving the show than solving the case and finds himself falling for one of the cast, but could they be the murderer? Meanwhile, secrets are surfacing, the production numbers in ‘Robbin’ Hood’ are rewritten, rehearsed and rewritten again, and the body count is rising. Can Cioffi solve the case, save the show, and get the girl before the curtain rises without getting falling victim himself? This is a musical, after all!