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VenueYe Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub
TownOuter London
CountyGreater London
From9th June 2015
Opened13th June 2015
To3rd July 2015
WhenTue-Sat 19:30. Sun 15:00
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Face the Music

Producer Hal Reisman desperately seeks backers for his Broadway show. Because of the Great Depression, once rich investors are "Lunching at the Automat". In his search, Reisman meets crooked policemen who need to get rid of their illegal money before they are found out. The corrupt police chief Martin van Buren Meshbesher and his eccentric wife Myrtle become investors in the show, expecting it to be a failure. However, when risqu? material is added the show is raided and the government tries to close it and the flop becomes an instant hit because of the publicity. The show opened on Broadway on February 17th 1932 playing for 165 performances.
Author Irving Berlin
Book by Moss Hart

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Production details

UK Stage Premiere. After lying dormant for nearly 70 years, the show was restored with an adaptation by David Ives for presentation at City Centre Encores!


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Producer Andrew Yon
Presented byAll Star Productions
Adapted by David Ives
Director Brendan Matthew
Musical Director Aaron Clingham
Choreographer Sally Brooks
Design Joana Dias
Lighting Sky Bembury
Director Benjamin Newsome (casting)
Performer David Anthony (Martin Van Buren Meshbesher)
Performer Laurel Dougall (Mrs Myrtle Meshbesher)
Performer Samuel Haughton (Hal Reisman)
Performer Joanna Hughes (Kit Baker)
Performer Alessandro Lubrano (Pat Mason)
Performer James Houlbrook (O'Rourke)
Performer Ceris Hine (Pickles Crouse)
Performer Lewis Dewar Foley (Joe Malarkey)
Performer Lewis Asquith (Rodney St. Clair)
Performer Ross McNeill (Uncle Sam)
Performer Kirsten Stark (Pratt Sister)
Performer Daniel James Webster (Defence Lawyer)
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