Mame

28th September to 9th November 2019 – Hope Mill Theatre

 

7th to 11th January 2020 – Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton

 

21st to 25th January 2020 – Salisbury Playhouse

 

An Aria Entertainment, Hope Mill Theatre and Ray Rackham Theatrical production

 

Starring Tracie Bennett as ‘Mame’ and Harriet Thorpe as ‘Vera’

Directed and Choreographed by Nick Winston

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E.Lee
Music And Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Based on the Novel by Patrick Dennis and the play AUNTIE MAME by Lawrence and Lee

Presented by arrangement with Tams Witmark

 

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! That’s the motto of Mame Dennis, one of musical theatre’s all-time greatest heroines, in this brassy, hilarious and touching adaptation of Patrick Dennis’s bestseller, Auntie Mame, starring critically acclaimed and two-time Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett.

 

Set in New York City and spanning the Great Depression and World War II, Mame Dennis and her intellectual and arty clique are disrupted when her decreased brother’s 10 year old son Patrick is intrusted into her care. Rather than bow to convention, Mame tries her hand at a number of jobs with comically, disastrous results but preserves with good humour and an irrepressible sense of style.

 

Jerry Herman’s celebrated score includes the rousing title number, plus “Open a New Window,” “If He Walked into My Life,” “We Need a Little Christmas,” “Bosom Buddies” and “That’s How Young I Feel.”

 

With spirit, humour, class and wit, MAME is sure to thrill audiences for generations to come. Starring Olivier award winner Tracie Bennett (She Loves Me, High Society, End of the Rainbow, Hairspray, Blood Brothers, Coronation, Scott & Bailey) and directed by the superb Nick Winston (Director and Choreographer ofThe Royal Variety Performances), this marvellous feel good musical hasn’t been seen on the UK stage in over 50 years.

 

CAST

Mame Dennis – Tracie Bennett
Vera Charles – Harriet Thorpe
Beauregard Burnside – Tim Flavin
Agnes Gooch – Jessie May
Young Patrick – Harry Cross / Lachlan White / Issac Lancel-Watkinson
Patrick Dennis – Chase Brown
Ito – Benjamin Wong
M. Lindsay Woolsey – Lewis Rae
Dwight Babcock – Hugh Osborne
Uncle Jeff / Mr Upson – Mark Faith
Junior Babcock – Liam Wraite
Ensemble – Jabari Braham
Ensemble – Aston Hannington
Mother Burnside / Madame Branislowski – Soo Drouet
Sally Cato / Mrs Upson – Pippa Winslow
Gloria Upson – Grace Chapman
Pegeen Ryan – Lauren Chia
Ensemble/Dance Captain – India Thorton

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Choreographer – Nick Winston
Set and Costume Designer – Philip Witcomb
Lighting Designer – Tim Mitchell
Sound Designer – Ben Harrison
Musical Director – Alex Parker
Orchestrations – Jason Carr
Wig Design – Richard Mawbey
Casting Director – Jane Deitch
Children’s Casting – Keston & Keston