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.

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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 TBC
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 Lizzie Brignall
Ensemble Darren Moss
Ensemble Greg Smith
Ensemble Liam Rouse

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
Book Tickets

Show Date: 30 October 2018 – 3 November 2018

Venue: Richmond Theatre

Show Contact: Highsociety@brostc.org

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