Burlesque archiveAmerica. 1952. The war in Korea grinds on as McCarthy s anti-Communist witch-hunts reach their peak. Meanwhile, in a run-down Burlesque Theater, popular comedian Johnny Reno is trying to keep a low profile. Blacklisted for not co-operating with the authorities, Johnny is rapidly running out of options. Until a chance to clear his name at once promises to save him and threatens to tear his world apart. When a country goes insane - someone has to make a stand. A tale of sex, politics, persecution and the birth of the culture of terror. Burlesque fizzes along with all the energy and pizazz of showbiz, bursting with quickfire gags and snappy songs. Its fast, funny, sexy and ultimately, heart-breaking.


Linal Haft (Freddie Le Roy), Buster Skeggs (Lula Malkah), Jon-Paul Hevey (Johnny Reno), Chris Holland (Rags Ryan), Alicia Davies (Honey Hogan), Victoria Serra (Amy Delamero), Sinead Mathias (Georgia Mitchell), Jeremiah Harris-Ward (Saul Sunday), Alex Bartram (Bill Henry)


Author(s): Adam Meggido, Roy Smiles
Producer(s): Danielle Tarento, The Sticking Place (in association with Jermyn Street Theatre)
Director: Adam Meggido
Music(s): Adam Meggido, Michael Bradley (musical supervisor)
Design: Martin Thomas
Lighting: Howard Hudson
Sound: Anthony Coleridge
Choreographer: Cressida Carre
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Burlesque (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01610520459. Details of all Burlesque archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S02062103966

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sam (17Nov11): Jermyn Street hosts yet another success, this time a poignant and fascinating musical about the McCarthy "commie" hunts set in a burlesque theatre

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