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Cast announced for Burt Bacharach musical revival.
Casting has been announced for the first London production in 20 years of Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon's musical Promises, Promises, which runs at the Southwark Playhouse in south London from 13 January to 18 February 2017, with an official opening on 17 January 2017.
Based on the Billy Wilder film The Apartment, Promises, Promises features a book by Neil Simon, music by Burt Bacharach and lyrics by Hal David. Featuring the songs "Knowing When To Leave", "Promises, Promises", "Say A Little Prayer For You", "A House Is Not A Home" and "I’ll Never Fall in Love Again", it is described as a triumph of 1960s American sexual work-lace politics.
The full cast includes Craig Armstrong (Eichelberger/Waiter), Ralph Bogard (Vanderhof/Watchman), Martin Dickinson (Kirkeby/Karl), John Guerrasio (Dr. Dreyfuss), Charlie Johnson (Sylvia/Patsy/Mrs Sheldrake/Turkey Lurkey Girls), Daisy Maywood (Fran), Natalie Moore-Williams (Miss Olsen/Vivien/Sharon/Turkey Lurkey Girls), Lee Ormsby (Dobitch), Paul Robinson (Sheldrake), Emily Squibb (Ginger/Kathy/Hostess), Gabriel Vick (Chuck Baxter) and Alex Young (Marge/Nurse/Barbara).
Directed by Bronagh Lagan the production features musical supervision by Elliot Davis, musical direction by Joe Louis Robinson, choreography by Cressida Carré, set and costume design by Simon Anthony Wells, and sound design by Andrew Johnson.
"In Promises, Promises, Chuck Baxter is junior executive at a New York insurance company, where his mid-town residence makes him popular with the executives bosses – who promise him promotion in order to “entertain” at his apartment. A morally tricky dilemma gets worse for Chuck when he realises his own secret crush, Fran Kubelik, has been invited over to his place for a rendezvous by Chuck’s Manager, JD Sheldrake."
Tickets for this new London production are now on sale.