Howard Goodall's The Kissing Dance in Walthamstow


The Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre in Walthamstow, north London, will present Howard Goodall and Charles Hart's musical The Kissing Dance from 10 February to 28 February 2016, with an official opening on 12 February 2016.

Based on Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy 'She Stoops to Conquer', the musical was originally commissioned by the National Youth Music Theatre.

"It is All Fools’ Eve, a night when in the realms of love, the world can be turned upside-down and the lord of Misrule can take control. Mr and Mrs Hardcastle have invited the son of an old friend, Charles Marlow, to their country estate with the intention of pairing him off with their daughter, Kate. Accompanying him is his friend George Hastings, who happens to be the secret beau of Kate’s cousin Constance, who in turn is on an enforced promise to Kate’s half witted half brother Tony Lumpkin. However, the mischievous intervention of Lumpkin results in the pair of visitors thinking the Hardcastle’s estate is actually a country inn, and Mr Hardcastle whom they have never met, is the inn keeper. Mistakes and misunderstandings swiftly ensue."

This new production will be directed by Brendan Matthew with musical direction by Aaron Clingham. Cast and further creative details are to be announced.

Tickets for the production are now on sale.

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