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Goodnight Mrs Calabash - Upstairs at Gatehouse Theatre
Ovation presents Goodnight Mrs Calabash - The Jimmy Durante Musical, at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, a fringe venue in Highgate, north London, from 17 May to 24 June 2012.
UPDATED 22 May 2012: delayed due to cast change - now from 26 May to 24 June 2012)
It has book, music & lyrics by Tony Day. Directed by Racky Plews, choreography by Lee Proud, design by Simon Anthony Wells, lighting by Sherry Coenen, sound by Jo Walker. Musical Direction by Robert Wicks.
Cast features Tim Frost (Replacing Benjamin Stirling) as 'Jimmy Durante', Jenni Bowden (Jeane), Matt Palmer (Ed), David Muscat (Lou), Rachel Ann Crane (Brooklyn), Keri Flanagan (Annie), Aaron Gibson, Josh Wilmott, Faith Erde, Lucy Mills, Ryan Bernstein.
"Beneath the amazing success that Jimmy and his two partners, Lou Clayton and Ed Jackson enjoyed was a wonderful love story. The love between a man who privately could never come to terms with his ugliness and a beautiful woman who adored him. Jeanne at last, became a part of Jimmy’s act, something she had always wanted; and her final act of selfless love was instrumental in carrying Jimmy to the heights of international stardom."