Steel Pier by John Kander and Fred Ebb at Union Theatre
Paul Taylor-Mills presents Steel Pier, at the Union Theatre, in south London, from 31 Oct to 24 Nov 2012.
Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, from the original book by David Thompson. Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson.
Directed by Paul Taylor-Mills, choreography by Richard Jones. Cast includes Sarah Galbraith as Rita Racine, Jay Rincon, Aimie Atkinson, Ian Knauer, Ian Kirton, Samuel Parker, Clare Louise Connolly, Brett Shiels, Amy Anzel, Rob Lines, Lisa-Anne Wood, Ben Beard, Louise Roberts, Natalie Douglas, Eithne Bryan, Connor Macnamara, Sheila Grant, Simon Mayhew, Rebecca Orwell.
A high-energy, dance-heavy musical set in early 1930's Atlantic City, Steel Pier tells the story of a dancer, Rita Racine, and her quest to finally leave the dance marathon circuit of which she has been trapped for so long. It has a story based loosely on the film They Shoot Horses Don't They? Steel Pier is a tale of love and romance with a touch of bribery and deceit thrown in for good measure.