Copacabana

23 – 29 JANUARY 2011

book BARRY MANILOW, BRUCE SUSSMAN, JACK FELDMAN
music BARRY MANILOW
lyrics BRUCE SUSSMAN, JACK FELDMAN

About the show

“Her name was Lola. She was a showgirl…” So begins this tale of romance and stardom that has captivated audiences across the globe. With sensational originality, Copacabana is a show that will leave you breathless.

Stephen, a present day aspiring songwriter, is in the midst of writing a tune telling the story of Lola: fresh off the plane from Tulsa, she arrives in New York with show-biz aspirations. Tony is a bartender/composer who falls in love with her and helps her become a Copa girl. Lola, of course, attracts the amorous attentions of Rico. When Rico goes a bit too far by abducting Lola and taking her to his rival nightclub in Havana, Tony and the whole Copacabana crew set off to rescue Lola!

Cast

Tony Forte/Stephen – LYNDON PERRY
Lola La Mar/Samantha – GEMMA FARNELL

Gladys Murphy – LAURIE TROTT
Sam Silver – DUNCAN GADSBY
Willie – CARL UNWIN
Rico Castelli – LEE COSTELOW
Conchita Alvarez – ANITA BENSON

Company
LUCY BANKS
JAMES BONNYMAN
CASSIE BRIGGS
LUCY BROWN
CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
DARRYL CLARKE
HOLLY EASTER
JULIE EASTER
HAYLEY FARNELL
KEVIN GOULD
BENJAMIN HARDY
JACK HARDY
LAURA HARDY
DOMINIC HIGHAM
EVA JACKSON
KIM HICKEN
HANNAH OSGOOD
EMMA PEACH
JOUNI SOININEN
MEL SWIFT
MATT TRASLER
CARL UNWIN
ANJA ZEMAN

Production

Director – JOHN LEWIN
Musical Director – VICKI HING
Choreographer – MICHAEL GAMBLE

Stage Manager – ADRIAN WRAY
Assistant Stage Manager – NORMAN WILLIAMS
Lighting Design – PAUL BONEHAM
Technical Advisor – IAN STEANE

Dance Captain – Corinne Worth
Costume Hire – X3 COSTUMIER
Wig Hire – DEREK EASTON WIGS
Set Hire – SCENIC PROJECTS
Stage Crew – LUEN BANKS, GUY BENSON, RUTH CHENEY, MIKE FREER, TONY HANNELL, KRIS PLATTS, RACHEL PORTER

Orchestra
Reeds – JUDITH EPTON, BOB GREENLEES, PAUL RAYBOULD
Horn – LILLA DI MICELI
Trumpets – PHIL RECKLESS, DAN ORTIZ, SHARON STANSFIELD
Trombones – BECKY MOSS, ED SWINDELL
Guitar – ADAM CASE
Bass – JON HEYWOOD
Keyboards – KATE KING, JON ORTON, GARETH WYNNE
Drums – BRIAN RODWELL
Percussion – HELEN SHELTON