Friday, 3 April 2015

Multi-media Dusty Springfield show to premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre

It has been announced that a "unique new multi-media" show celebrating the music of 60’s pop icon Dusty Springfield will premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre later this year.

Dusty will open on 3rd June (previews from 25th May) for a limited run to 22nd August 2015.

With original music by the legendary artist Dusty Springfield, audiences will see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media. 

Combined with a musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance, Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield’s rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis. 

Including rare film footage only recently discovered, the production, seen through the eyes of Nancy Jones, one of Dusty's childhood friends, and other key figures who accompanied her on her journey, Dusty celebrates the life of one of Britain’s most influential recording artists. 

Written by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald with dramaturg Jack Bradley, Dusty is directed by Chris Cowey with set designs by Phil Lindley, lighting by Eugene O’Connor, choreography by Lyndon Lloyd and sound by Paul Gavin and James Nicholson. Musical direction is by Dean Austin. 

Actors, dancers and musicians for Dusty will be announced shortly.

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