The Drowsy Chaperone

St Mary's Way, Chesham. HP5 1HR

A Musical within a Comedy

From 7:45pm until 10:15pm

At The Elgiva

St Mary's Way, Chesham. HP5 1HR

For bookings before 31st January 2019 Standard ticket £15; Concession ticket £13.50 For bookings from 1st February 2019 Standard ticket £17; Concession ticket £15.50

Panda Players / 01494 582900

When a die-hard theatre fan plays his favourite cast album, the characters come to life in this hilarious musical farce. The DROWSY Chaperone is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s. The story concerns a middle aged, agoraphobic musical theatre fan. As he plays the LP record (yes, vinyl) of his favourite musical - the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone - the show comes to life in his room as he comments amusingly on the music, the story and the actors. The plot incorporates mistaken identities, dream sequences, an unflappable English butler, an absent-minded dowager, a Broadway impresario and his Follies production, comic gangsters, a ditzy chorine, a harried best man and Janet's "Drowsy" (i.e. "tipsy") Chaperone, played in the show within a show by a blowsy Grande Dame of the stage, specializing in "rousing anthems" and not above upstaging the occasional co star! Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. Original Broadway production of The Drowsy Chaperone produced by Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Bob Boyett, Stephanie McClelland, Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman. This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

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