The premiere of a new musical featuring West End performers is coming to Worcester this May.
Worcester Repertory Company’s My Dearest Mr Coward is debuting at Huntingdon Hall for six performances.
The musical is a tribute to showman, Noel Coward, a renowned playwright, screenwriter, actor, songwriter, singer, producer and director.
Sarah-Jane Morgan, CEO and artistic director of Worcester Theatres, said: “I am thrilled to be producing My Dearest Mr Coward with the extremely talented Ian Good & Gary Jerry and bringing this brilliant and talented cast to Worcester.
“My Dearest Mr Coward will sit perfectly and sympathetically in Huntingdon Hall playing homage to Coward himself – with our stunning Steinway piano for accompaniment – it has all the elements for a delightful evening of entertainment.”
The musical features Ian Parkin, founding member of 4 Poofs and a Piano as seen on BAFTA and Comedy Award-winning Friday Night with Jonathan Ross.
Parkin made his Worcester debut last Summer in Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth at the Commandery.
The performance also features Sarah Da, from Beauty and the Beast, musical direction from Gary Jerry (who has worked on several West End productions) and Ian Good as Director, (who has worked in the West End and on national tours around the World).
Ian Good, Director of My Dearest Mr Coward, said: “We are so thrilled to be bringing this show to Worcester.
“It is funny, charming and a great laugh for all. Many people will remember Coward and his extraordinary work, but this is also a show for the younger generation who love theatre because it is part of our theatrical history which should never be lost and shows why we produce the best theatre in the world.”
Born in 1899, Noel Coward was responsible for writing many popular plays such as Hay Fever, Private Lives, Present Laughter, This Happy Breed and Blithe Spirit.
Shows will be at Huntingdon Hall from Wednesday, May 4 to Sunday, May 8.
For more information and ticket availability, you can contact 01905 726 969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.