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A Damsel in Distress archiveGeorge is an American composer working at the Savoy Theatre in London. Maud is the thoroughly English Lady Marshmoreton, a beautiful socialite who lives in a castle with a ha-ha and a drawbridge. They really shouldn't have met because George needs to complete his musical and Maud needs to marry most urgently, and already has someone totally unsuitable in mind. Luckily Maud's fierce aunt, Lady Caroline, has a solution - she's going to lock her lusty charge in the tower. Uplifting and wildly funny, this musical comedy is a tribute to English love with all its eccentricities. Based on a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, with songs by George and Ira Gershwin, A Damsel in Distress is well-known from the popular 1937 comedy film.

Cast/Performers

Isla Blair (Lady Caroline Byng), Richard Dempsey (Reggie Byng), Matthew Hawksley (Ensemble), David Roberts (Pierre Mac), Melle Stewart (Alice), Sally Ann Triplett (Billie Dore), Alan Vicary (Ensemble), Stephanie Bron (Dance Captain), Sam Harrison (Ensemble), Harry Morrison (Austen), Jonathan Stewart (Ensemble), Lucie-Mae Sumner (Ensemble), Laura Tyrer (Ensemble), Matt Wilman (McInnes)

Creatives/Company

Music(s): George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Lyrics(s): George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
Book by(s): Jeremy Sams, Robert Hudson (based on the novel by P.G. Wodehouse and the play by P.G. Wodehouse and Ian Hay)
Corporate Sponsor(s): Covers, Jackson-Stops & Staff, Oldham Seals Group, Reynolds Fine Furniture
Producer: Chichester Festival Theatre
Director(s): Robert Ashford, Gabrielle Dawes, James Orange (casting)
Choreographer: Robert Ashford
Design: Christopher Oram
Musical Director: Alan Williams
Lighting: Howard Harrison
Sound: Paul Groothius
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A Damsel in Distress

A Damsel in Distress (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T02132994150. Details of all A Damsel in Distress archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S125350514

Archive Listings

30 May 15
to
27 Jun 15
Chichester Festival Theatre
Chichester
West Sussex

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