A Class Act

The Tony Award winning lyricist of A Chorus Line, Edward Kleban, was hell-bent on writing both the words and music for a Broadway show, a goal unrealised in 1987 when he died of cancer at the age of 48. Only posthumously would Ed’s songs garner the acclaim they always deserved, in the biographical musical A Class Act.

A Class Act dramatises Ed’s often hilarious, ultimately heartbreaking journey. An ensemble cast inhabit the colourful gallery of friends and loved ones in Ed’s life, including the legendarily acerbic Lehman Engle, the relentlessly peppy Marvin Hamlisch, and Über-creative Michael Bennett. Fourteen years after his death, one of the theater’s unsung champions finally got the recognition he always deserved in this vibrant musical about musicals.

A Class Act – Music and Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Book by Linda Klein and Lonny Price
 
Originally Directed on Broadway by Lonny Price
 
A CLASS ACT was originally produced by Manhattan Theatre Club and previously developed by Musical Theatre
 
An amateur production by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Ed Kleban Chris Morris
Sophie Callan Tracy Sorgiovanni
Lehman Engel Carl Smith
Bobby del Vecchio Liam Rouse
Michael Bennett Liam Rouse
Charley Chris Nash
Lucy Nicola Cane
Mona Georgina Skinner
Felicia De La Flores Louise Ellard-Turnbull
Rebecca, Dr Nodine and Dancer 1 Faye Brann
Sarah and Dancer 2 Jasmine Henricson
Marvin Hamlisch Jonathan Warriss-Simmons
Jean Claude-Chevray Chris Nash

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Andy Yeates
Choreographer Gita Singham
Musical Director Artemis Read
Assistant Director Darren Moss
Stage Manager Ian Nethersell
Deputy Stage Manager Meg Hird
Production Manager Lottie Walker
Lighting Designer Ed Pagett
Sound Designer and Operator Stuart Vaughan
Costume Design and Supervisor Terrie Cresswell
Hampton Hill Theatre Liason Wesley Henderson-Roe
Box office Manager Lizzie Brignall
Publicity Design Christopher Pearce

Show Date: 5 June - 9 June 2018

Venue: Hampton Hill Theatre

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