Promises, Promises

13th January – 18th February 2017 – Southwark Playhouse

 

Presented by Aria Entertainment and Senbla

 

Burt Bacharach musical Promises, Promises is to be performed in London for the first time since 1969.

 

The show, which is based on the 1960 film The Apartment and has not been seen in London since its 1969 premiere, ran at Southwark Playhouse in January 2017.

 

With music by Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David and a book by Neil Simon, Promises, Promises originated on Broadway in 1968, where it ran for more than 1,000 performances.

 

CAST

EICHELBERGER – CRAIG ARMSTRONG
VANDERHOF – RALPH BOGARD
KIRKEBY/KARL – MARTIN DICKINSON
SYLVIA/PATSY/MRS SHELDRAKE/TURKEY LURKEY GIRL – CLAIRE DOYLE
DR. DREYFUSS/WATCHMAN – JOHN GUERRASIO
FRAN – DAISY MAYWOOD
MISS OLSON/VIVIEN/SHARON/TURKEY LURKEY GIRL – NATALIE MOORE-WILLIAMS
DOBITCH – LEE ORMSBY
SHELDRAKE – PAUL ROBINSON
GINGER/KATHY/HOSTESS/TURKEY LURKEY GIRL – EMILY SQUIBB
CHUCK BAXTER – GABRIEL VICK
MARGE/NURSE/BARBARA – ALEX YOUNG

 

DIRECTOR – BRONAGH LAGAN
MUSICAL DIRECTOR – JOE LOUIS ROBINSON
CHOREOGRAPHER – CRESSIDA CARRÉ

 

“..an incredibly fun show that could easily be watched again and again – now that is a promise!” – BROADWAYWORLD

 

“..another jewel in London’s theatre crown.” – JONATHAN BAZ

 

“Bronagh Lagan’s loving, warmly detailed production gets the period exactly right, with smartly evocative sets and costumes by Simon Wells and shimmying 1960s-inflected choreography by Cressida Carre.” – THE STAGE

 

“This musical boasts an impeccable pedigree..” – THE GUARDIAN

 

“the full-throated energy of the entire ensemble make this a spirited production” – WHATSONSTAGE