Oh, Kay! is a musical with music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and a book by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse. It is based on the play La Presidente by Maurice Hanniquin and Pierre Veber.
The plot revolves around the adventures of the Duke of Durham and his sister, Lady Kay, English bootleggers in Prohibition Era America. Kay finds herself falling in love with a man who seems unavailable.
Cast & Creative
|Revenue Officer||Alan O’Shea|
|Cottontails||Lucy Anne Clement|
|Male Chorus||Loz Keal|
|Male Chorus||Mark Wakeford|
|Director||Wesley Henderson Roe|
|Musical Director||Philip Shute|
|Dance Captain||Gemma Melhuish|
|Production Manager||Claire Williams|
|Stage Manager||Eric Williams|
|Lighting Designer||Ed Pagett|
|Sound Design||David Gates|
|Set Design||Wesley Henderson Roe|
|Hair, wigs and make-up||Louise Turnbull|
Reviews & Awards
The SWAN Awards
- SWAN Award Best supporting male Winner – Jonathan Simmons
A seldom-seen pearl was revealed last week by BROS at The Hampton Hill Playhouse. In 1926, in the middle of US prohibition, the Gershwin brothers decided to write a musical about bootleggers… and to invite that archetypal English eccentric, P.G. Wodehouse to write the lyrics! The result was Oh, Kay!, a comic medley of marital misunderstandings.
The bootleggers wait in a beach mansion on New York’s Long Island for the booze run to put ashore. Their leader is Shorty, a wise-cracking hoodlum, energetically played by Stuart Harris. The runners’ ship is the yacht of ‘Pops’ an English aristocrat, the Earl of Blandings; and by gad Jonathan Simmons was magnificent in this role. Even when drunk as a lord, he kept his stiff upper lip, and sang splendidly.
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