VenueUpstairs at the Gatehouse
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
From29th March 2017
To23rd April 2017
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun 16:00. Extra Mat Sat Apr 22 at 15:00
What is currently on at Upstairs at the Gatehouse (V1170)
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Breaking up is Hard to Do

Set during the 1960 Labour Day weekend at "Esther's Paradise Resort Hotel" in Catskills, New York, the show features friends Marge and Lois from Brooklyn, looking for a good time and romance. They are hoping to find "Where the boys are" as Marge has been jilted at the alter and doesn't want to be "Solitaire" so takes Lois to her honeymoon destination. Catskills is a resort which showcased young entertainers and Neil Sedaka met his wife of 54 years, Leba, at her Mother's hotel there and contributed many of his own ventures into the book. Inevitably two boys come along and the foursome together with Esther and the local comedian whisk us to 1960s colours and costume and the heat of Neil Sedaka's singable catchy tunes. You WILL leave humming one of your favourites, but which one?
Book by Ben H. Winters
Book by Erik Jackson
Music Neil Sedaka
Music Howard Greenfield
Music Phillip Cody

Archive :: production:T201187480, musical:S1997029459, venue:V1170

Production details


Producer Joseph Hodges Entertainments
Music Tom Kitt (Musical Arrangements)
Director Jordan Murphy
Musical Director Oliver Hance
Design Richard Cooper
Choreographer Alyssa Noble
Lighting Jai Morjaria
Director Harry Blumenau (casting director for Debbie O'Brien Casting)
Performer Robyn Mellor (Lois)
Performer Lauren Cocoracchio (Marge)
Performer Katie Paine (Esther)
Performer Jonny Muir (Gabe)
Performer Damien Walsh (Del)
Performer Andrew Bradley (Harvey)
Performer Abigail Carter-Simpson
Performer Samuel Bailey

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