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Dusty, a new multi-media show celebrating the life and work of the 60s icon Dusty Springfield, which is currently running at the Charing Cross Theatre in central London, has announced a booking extension to 21 November 2015.
The long-previewing production has suffered multiple delays in officially opening. The piece began previews on 25 May 2015 and was original slated to open on 3 June, but postponed its opening multiple times. The new official opening night is now scheduled to be 7 September 2015.
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), Arabella Rodrigo (Norma) and ensemble members Bex Leung, Cleo Jaeger and Marianna Neofitou.
The production features original music by the legendary artist and will let audiences see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media, alongside live music and dance.
Written by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald with dramaturg Jack Bradley, the show charts the highs and lows of Springfield's rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album 'Dusty' in Memphis.
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. It is produced at the Charing Cross Theatre by Michael Linnit, Patrice Wilson, Freddie Madden and Darren DeVerna with Andrew Green as Executive Producer.