Last Updated on 25th February 2016
It’s 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life – so it’s a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values.
Giving a new twist to the world of Malory Towers and The Girl’s Own Annual, with lashings of charm and toe-tapping tunes, Crush is a coming-of-age romp that celebrates schoolgirl friendships and fighting for what you believe in!
Prepare for riotous routines and hockey sticks to the fore as our girls battle to save their school – and find true love – in this smashing musical comedy.
Crush stars Rosemary Ashe (Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables), Sara Crowe (Private Lives, Calendar Girls) and Kirsty Malpass (Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Chariots Of Fire).
The cast also includes Eleanor Brown as ‘Judith’, Stephanie Clift as ‘Susan’, Emma Harrold as ‘Lavinia’, Catherine Hayworth as ‘Annabel’, James Meunier as ‘Dorian’, Brianna Ogunbawo as ‘Daimler’, Georgia Oldman as ‘Brenda’ and Charlotte Miranda-Smith as ‘Camilla’.
Crush is written by Maureen Chadwick (creator and writer of hit TV dramas Waterloo Road, Footballers’ Wives and Bad Girls, and stage musicals The Realness, Bad Girls The Musical and Joséphine), with music and lyrics by Kath Gotts (Bad Girls The Musical and The Realness), orchestrations and musical supervision by Steve Edis (The Philadelphia Story, Not About Nightingales) and directed by Anna Linstrum (High Society, The Sound of Music and Spend, Spend, Spend). The show is choreographed by Richard Roe (The Wizard of Oz, Urinetown, Ben Hur Live) and designed by David Farley (A Little Night Music, La Cage Aux Folles, Little Shop of Horrors and Sunday in the Park with George) with lighting by Johanna Town (Betrayal, Speaking in Tongues and Beautiful Thing).
Crush is presented by Big Broad Productions, in co-production with Belgrade Theatre Coventry.
CRUSH 2015 TOUR DETAILS
Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Friday 4-Saturday 19 September 2015
Theatre Royal Brighton
Tuesday 22- Saturday 26 September 2015
Tuesday 29 September to Saturday 3 October 2015