Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Multi-media musical Dusty cancels first previews

New multi-media musical Dusty has cancelled its first previews. 

The show's run was scheduled to begin at the Charing Cross Theatre yesterday (Monday 25th May); however, all performances have been cancelled until Friday 29th May. Ticket holders for cancelled performances should contact their point of purchase. 

Featuring music by Dusty Springfield, press material states that audiences will "see Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media." The show also includes rare film footage which is claimed to have only recently been discovered

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. 

The cast includes: Ellie Ann-Lowe (Mary O’Brien), Francesca Jackson (Nancy),Stewart McCheyne (DJ Dave Dean), Ben Tolley (Johnny Franz), Leo Elso (Dion O’Brien/Tom Springfield), Joe Vetch(Douggie Reece), Joan Walker (Kay O’Brien), Graham Kent (Gerard ‘OB’ O’Brien), Tristan Pate(Vic Billings), Allyson Ava Brown (Martha Reeves), Danielle Kassarata (Maddie) and Arabella Rodrigo (Norma). Ensemble members are: Bex Leung, Cleo Jaeger and Marianna Neofitou.

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

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