"Simply Heavenly" extends to 16 July 2005; Christopher Colquhoun takes over the role of 'Semple'


"Simply Heavenly" extends to 16 July 2005; Christopher Colquhoun takes over the role of 'Semple'

Simply Heavenly, extends 4 months to 16 July 2005 at Trafalgar Studios, and Christopher Colquhoun takes over the role of 'Semple'

Christopher Colquhoun's theatre credits include "Ain't Misbehavin" for Derby Playhouse, "Blues in the Night" for Birmingham Rep Theatre, "The Way of the World" for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, "Angels in America" for the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, "Five Guys Named Moe" on tour nationally and "Moby Dick", "King Lear", "The Tempest", "The Merchant of Venice" all for the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is currently playing Simon in the BBC's "Casualty" and his other television work includes, "North Square", "Silent Witness", "London Bridge" and "Band of Gold".

Both Clive Rowe (Melon) and Ruby Turner (Miss Mamie) have returned to the show after a Christmas break.

Simply Heavenly opened at the Trafalgar Studios on 25 Oct 2004, following previews from 15 Oct, to good notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Infectious pleasure."LYNN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "Not heavenly, but rather nice." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, " I enjoyed the piece even more than when I saw it at the Young Vic last year." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "The warmest, most touching and vibrantly performed musical on the London stage."

This musical comedy has book and lyrics by Langston Hughes and music by David Martin. It is directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, designed by Rob Howell, lighting by Paul Anderson, choreography by Paul J Medford and sound by Nick Lidster. It is produced by The Ambassador Theatre Group, Broadway Partners and Incidental Colman.

Jesse B Semple is a hardworking man, often down on his luck, with an expensive divorce looming. He has a good woman to love but is tempted by the local siren and even more so by the neighbourhood bar. Life is very complicated!

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