The Cradle Will Rock by Marc Blitzstein at Arcola Studio
The Cradle Will Rock, book, music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, at the Arcola Studio 1, a fringe venue in east London, from 24 Nov to 18 Dec 2010.
Directed by Mehmet Ergen , designed by Lisa Engel and Hannah Penfold, lighting by Alex Wardle, musical direction by Bob Broad.
Cast includes Aaron Shirley (Mr Mister), Chris Jenkins (Larry Foreman), Josie Benson, Alicia Davies, Morgan Deare, Adey Grummet, Nichola Lagan, Adam Linstead, Ian Midlane, Rachael Louise Miller, Russell Morton, Nathan Osgood, Rowan Thomas Philip, Stuart Matthew Price, Robin Samson, Hemi Yeroham. .
It’s Steeltown USA and the local steelworkers are eager to unionise with a campaign that’s rocking the city. The Union’s opposition, the villainously wealthy Mr Mister, has the Liberty Committee in his back pocket while local prostitute Moll is arrested and finds herself in the middle of it all.