The Pajama Game - Shaftesbury Theatre from 1 May 2014
Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre, transfers to the West End's Shaftesbury Theatre opening 13 May 2014, following previews from 1 May - booking to 13 Sep 2014. It has words and music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, based on Bissell’s novel 7 ½ Cents.
Cast includes Joanna Riding (Babe Williams) and Michael Xavier (Sid Sorokin). Further cast to be announced.
In 1950s America, love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams. Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises. . . Will love, eventually, conquer all?
The Pajama Game is designed by Tim Hatley, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by Paul Groothius, choreography Stephen Mear. A Chichester Festival Theatre production. The show has had a sold out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this year.
Joanna Riding's West End theatre credits include Blithe Spirit, Billy Elliot, The Witches of Eastwick, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. She is currently playing the part of Valerie Hobson in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward, at The Aldwych Theatre. Michael Xavier's West End credits include Love Story at Duchess Theatre and he has also starred in Into The Woods at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.