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Drowsy Chaperone at Upstairs at Gatehouse from 23 Sep
Ovation in association with Alex Segal presents the musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone, at the Upstairs at the Gatehouse, a fringe venue in Highgate, north London from 23 Sep to 31 Oct 2010.
Music by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Directed by Racky Plews , designed by Martin Thomas , lighting by Howard Hudson , choreography by Fabian Aloise , sound by Aaron Buck. Musical Director: Tim Whiting.
To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as 'Man in Chair'drops the needle on his favourite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs.