Burlesque at Jermyn Street Theatre Nov 9 2011

New musical Burlesque, with book and lyrics by Adam Meggido and Roy Smiles and music by Adam Meggido, is at The Jermyn Street Theatre from 09 Nov - 18 Dec 2011.

Directed by Adam Meggido, produced by Danielle Tarento and The Sticking Place in association with Jermyn Street Theatre, sound by Anthony Coleridge, design by Martin Thomas, lighting by Howard Hudson, choreography by Cressida Carré, musical supervisor Michael Bradley.

Cast includes Linal Haft, Buster Skeggs, Jon-Paul Hevey, Chris Holland, Alicia Davies, Victoria Serra, Sinead Mathias, Jeremiah Harris-Ward.

America. 1952. The war in Korea grinds on as McCarthy’s anti-Communist witch-hunts reach their peak. Meanwhile, in a run-down Burlesque Theatre, popular comedian Johnny Reno is trying to keep a low profile. Blacklisted for not co-operating with the authorities, Johnny is rapidly running out of options. Until a chance to clear his name at once promises to save him and threatens to tear his world apart. When a country goes insane – someone has to make a stand. A tale of sex, politics, persecution and the birth of the culture of terror.

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