For the socialites of New England, it will be the Wedding of the Year: seven hundred guests, magnums of Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful, sophisticated Tracy Lord as the bride-to-be. And the groom?
According to the invitations, that honour goes to self-made man, George Kittredge. And even if George is, well, not quite from the top drawer - and a little dull - his upright character perfectly matches Tracy’s reputation as a paragon of virtue.
But then on the eve of the nuptials, Mike Connor, a down-at-heel reporter from one of New York’s scandal sheets, turns up to cover the wedding. And this rugged ‘man of the people’ is immediately smitten with the divine Miss Lord . . .
Even worse, Tracy’s first husband, the charming playboy, C. K. Dexter Haven, also drops in unannounced. Their marriage may have ended tempestuously, but Dexter is still dangerously attractive . . .
Add an estranged father, a confused mother, a meddling younger sister, an amorous uncle, a lovesick photographer, a not-so-hushed-up family scandal, mix well - and you have the makings of a very potent cocktail indeed . . !
After our smash-hit production of Kiss Me, Kate in 2010, PFT returns to the genius of Cole Porter with a large cast, a fabulous swing band and some great songs (including True Love, Let’s Misbehave, Well, Did You Evah! and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) for the Scottish première of this witty, sparkling, high energy musical!
Additional Lyrics by Susan Birkenhead Based on the play The Philadelphia Story by Philip Barry | Also based on the Turner Entertainment Co. motion picture High Society
“It’s another musical blockbuster. . . superb cast, ever-enduring numbers . . . the musical contribution is of the highest calibre”The Courier
“A sparkling performance”The Times
“It’s hard to fault the sheer ambition and energy of the show [with] a cast of 17 dancing and singing their hearts out”The Scotsman
“A swell party and a fabulous performance”The Sunday Herald
“a beautiful performance… with well-loved songs [and] slick choreography”Across The Arts
“A class act on every level”
C.K. Dexter Haven
Director John Durnin
Set & Costume Designer Adrian Rees
Lighting Designer Wayne Dowdeswell
Musical Supervisor Jon Beales
Choreographer Chris Stuart-Wilson
Sound Designer Paul Hoolahan
Dialect Coach Lynn Bains
Stage Manager Kate Schofield
Deputy Stage Manager (book) Marianne Forde
Assistant Stage Manager Heather Saunderson
Keyboards I Jon Beales
Keyboards II Stuart Watson
Reeds Philip Alexander
Trumpet & Flugelhorn Eoin Tonner
Trombone & Euphonium Tom Smith
Percussion & Kit Pete Murch
Violin Mark Wilson
Double Bass Mario Caribe
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