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Returning to London after nearly 50 years
Following a recent spate of Burt Bacharach shows lighting up the West End this year, the legendary composer's classic musical Promises, Promises finally makes a welcome return to London for the first time since 1969. Based on Billy Wilder's 1960 movie The Apartment starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley McClaine, the musical adaptation features a Grammy Award-winning score, with the showstopping "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" later being recorded by soul star Dionne Warwick.
In recent years, the musical made a revival on Broadway in 2011 starring Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth as the aspiring executive who leases out his apartment for his bosses' clandestine trysts, and the struggling waitress, respectively. The creative team was a perfect cocktail with a charming book by Neil Simon and a splashy score by Academy Award-winning team Bacharach and Hal David.
Performance date: 1 January 1970
Suitable for ages 10+
Cast and Creative
Craig Armstrong as Eichelberger/Waiter
Ralph Bogard as Vanderhof/Watchman
Martin Dickinson as Kirkeby/Karl
John Guerrasio as Dr. Dreyfuss
Charlie Johnson as Sylvia/Patsy/Mrs Sheldrake/Turkey Lurkey Girls
Daisy Maywood as Fran
Natalie Moore-Williams as Miss Olsen/Vivien/Sharon/Turkey Lurkey Girls
Lee Ormsby as Dobitch
Paul Robinson as Sheldrake
Emily Squibb as Ginger/Kathy/Hostess
Gabriel Vick as Chuck Baxter
Alex Young as Marge/Nurse/Barbara
Book by Neil Simon
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Hal David
Directed by Bronagh Lagan
Musical supervision by Elliot Davis
Musical direction by Joe Louis Robinson
Choreography by Cressida Carre
Set and costume design by Simon Anthony Wells
Sound design by Andrew Johnson.
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