White Christmas

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26 – 31 JANUARY 2015

Based on the Paramount Pictures Film
Written for the screen by NORMAN KRASNA, NORMAN PANAMA, and MELVIN FRANK
Music & lyrics IRVING BERLIN
Book DAVID IVES & PAUL BLAKE

Original stage production directed by WALTER BOBBIE with orchestrations by LARRY BLANK and vocal and dance arrangements by BRUCE POMAHAC
An amateur production by arrangement with R&H THEATRICALS EUROPE LTD

Produced in memory of RUTH CHADWICK

About the show

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect partners into the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

Cast

Bob Wallace – LYNDON PERRY
Phil Davis – CRAIG BUTTERWORTH
Betty Haynes – GEMMA FARNELL
Judy Haynes – ANJA PALMER

General Henry Waverly – GUY BENSON
Martha Watson – ANITA BENSON
Susan Waverly – AVA KINCH, SCARLETT ROBINSON
Ralph Sheldrake – SEAN HICKLING
Rita – HOLLY EASTER
Rhoda – VICKY MEE
Mike – JACK HARDY
Mr. Snoring Man – CARL UNWIN
Ezekeil Foster – GEORGE STACKHOUSE
Tessie/Mrs. Snoring Man – LUCY GAMBLE
Jimmy – AARON MURRAY
Cigarette Girl – VERONICA TUPPEN
Train Conductor – JAMES HIGHTON
Dance Captain – JORDAN COPE
Seamstress – LAURIE TROTT

Company
LAURA BARKER
AIMEE CHILTON
JORDAN COPE
DAVID CRIPPS-RAINFORD
HOLLY EASTER
HAYLEY FARNELL
JACK HARDY
AMY JULIAN
LUCY MADEN
VICKY MEE
AARON MURRAY
HANNAH PARKER
HANNAH OSGOOD
NICOLE RAY
JULIE ROBINSON
JAYNE SANDERSON
MELANIE SWIFT
CARL UNWIN

Production

Director – MICHAEL GAMBLE
Musical Director – VICKI HING
Choreographer – CARL BRIERLEY-EDWARDS
Assistant Choreographer – LUCY MADEN
Stage Manager – ADRIAN WRAY

Lighting Design – ROBERT BRIDGES
Sound Engineers – TOTAL THEATRE LTD
Set Hire – SCENIC PROJECTS LTD
Costumiers – X3 COSTUMIER, VINTAGE YEARS, TRIPLE C LTD
Wigs – RB WIG CREATIONS
Assistant Stage Manager – NICK MADEN
Follow Spot – ANDY BULMER, DALE COLLINGTON
Fly Tower – DALE JAMES, DUNCAN GADSBY
Stage Crew – BENJAMIN HARDY, PAUL HOPKIN, TOM HOROBIN, LYNNE LEEMING, PAUL LEEMING, SUE RAY

Orchestra
Trumpets – PHIL RECKLESS, SHARON STANSFIELD, IAN TAYLOR
Trombones – STUART BRAITHWAITE, CHRIS GILL, BECKY MOSS
Horn – LILA STENNETT
Reeds – JUDITH CASTERTON, MIKE RECKLESS, MIKE READ, TORI WATSON
Keys – PETE FINES, JON ORTON
Bass – GRAHAM JOHNSON
Drums – BRIAN RODWELL
Percussion – HELEN SHELTON