High Society

High Society is a musical based on the film of the same name which starred Grace Kelly, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. This in turn was based on the Phillip Barry play ‘The Philadelphia Story’ the film of which stars Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, and Jimmy Stewart. The show features a score by Cole Porter and uses songs he wrote specifically for the production, along with a number of songs from his back catalogue. The story focuses on a wedding between a Long Island socialite and a pretentious executive that is thrown into disarray when her ex-husband arrives back on the scene. The year is 1938 and the era gives us an excuse to brighten up autumnal October with some lovely late deco glamour as we take a voyeuristic peak into the lives of the rich and glamorous inhabitants of Newport, Rhode Island.

Cast & Creative

Cast List

Character Actor
Tracy Lord Heather Stockwell
CK Dexter Haven Nick Moorhead
Liz Imbrie Bex Wood
Mike Connor Jacob Botha
Mrs Lord Rachel Williams
Uncle Willie Carl Smith
George Kittredge Jason Thomas
Dinah Lord Rebecca Nardin and Alice Bonney
Seth Lord Martin Wilcox
Young Dexter Evan Huntley-Robertson
Young Tracy Nancy Robinson and Lilah Rose Jones
Servant Chorus Chris Nash
Servant Chorus John Paul Sutherland
Servant Chorus Arran Southern
Servant Chorus Mathew Madeley
Servant Chorus Aggie Holland
Servant Chorus Karen Swift
Servant Chorus Georgina Skinner
Servant Chorus Louise Ellard-Turnbull
Dancer Lucinda Hennessy
Dancer Juliet Manners
Dancer Faye Brann
Dancer Laura Crowley
Dancer Kathryn Field
Dancer Gemma Melhuish
Ensemble Darren Moss
Ensemble Greg Smith
Ensemble Paul Nicholas Dyke

Creative Team

Role Name
Director Deb McDowell
Musical Director Janet Simpson
Choreographer Jennifer Moorhead
Production Manager Sarah Perkins
Assistant Director Darren Moss
Marketing Manager Tracy Sorgiovanni
Technical Manager Ed Pagett
Lighting Design Ed Pagett
Set Designer Alan Emsden
Sound Designer Stuart Vaughan
Costume Mags Wrightson
Costume Design Suzy Deal

Reviews & Awards


“This is my first visit to Richmond Theatre and my first BROS show, but I’m hoping it won’t be my last. I was humming the ‘big numbers’ the whole train journey home”

For the full review, click here.

Mark Aspen

“As BROS’s glittering anniversary offering, director Deb McDowell brings a slickly oiled production to the well-oiled party that is High Society, ensuring that true love really can run smooth.”

For the full review, click here.

Surrey Comet

“I spoke to a few of the audience members after the show: “Wow! What a triumphant return of the BROS Theatre Company!”, “All that time and effort putting the show on shone through, in every single aspect of the evening!”. “I’m going to book another ticket!”.”

For the full review, click here.

Essential Surrey

“Altogether a highly pleasurable evening.”

For the full review, click here.

Show Date: 30 October 2018 – 3 November 2018

Venue: Richmond Theatre

Rehearsal & Show Highlights

Rehearsal Video Highlights

BROS Theatre Company presents High Society

Tracy Lord is getting married today...but what on Earth happened at the party last night?Say hello to our brand new trailer for High Society, and get your tickets for our swellegant, elegant party at Richmond Theatre later this month by following this link: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/high-society/richmond-theatre/#HighSocietyMusical

Posted by BROS Theatre Company on Wednesday, 17 October 2018
View Past Shows View Current Show