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Thank you so much to everyone who came along to our sing-through and auditions. We were delighted to see so many people, and enjoy the extraordinary talent we have in our community. The show is now cast (see the list below) and rehearsals under way.

Well Hello, Dolly! So good to have you back where you belong

Irving Stage Company returns to the Theatre Royal with the perennially popular musical comedy that represents Broadway at its joyous best. The irrepressible matchmaker Dolly Levi meddles her way through 1890s New York, mixing and mating couples – and finding her own match.

New York is buzzing – Dolly is coming home. Dolly Gallagher Levi has always been a woman who arranges things – and the wealthy but grumpy Horace Vandergelder has hired her to arrange him a marriage. With an eye on her own future, Dolly engineers the romances of a whole cast of characters as she returns in triumph to the Harmonia Gardens, leaving chaos in her wake.

With a score including Before the Parade Passes ByPut On Your Sunday ClothesIt Only Takes a Moment and of course Hello, Dolly!, this is an award-winning extravaganza of great tunes, lively dance numbers and a hilarious script. Evoking the excitement of turn of the century New York this is a show to enchant and entertain.

Premiered in 1964 with Carol Channing in the title role, the original stage show of Hello, Dolly! ran for 2,844 performances. It remains one of the best-loved musicals in history, revived numerous times around the world and it has won many theatre awards. The 1969 film starred Barbra Streisand and was directed by Gene Kelly, and won three Academy Awards.

Book by Michael Stewart, Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Based on the play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder

Original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion; Produced on the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion Five, Inc.

This amateur production of Hello, Dolly! is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Tams-Witmark LLC

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.00pm

Cast

Dolly Levi Jackie Strahm

Horace Vandergelder Chris Strahm

Cornelius Hackl Marc Kerr

Irene Molloy Katie Woodhouse

Barnaby Tucker Ben Young

Minnie Fay Emily Hunt

Ambrose Kemper Craig Fisher

Ermengarde Iona Griffey

Ernestina Elizabeth Holland

Rudolph Ash Seaborne

Judge/ensemble Phil Kemp

Mrs Rose/ensemble Christian Jenner

Ensemble Sally Boulter

Ensemble Camille Berriman

Ensemble Julia Foulsham

Ensemble Nicola Platt-Nolan

Ensemble Kate Hiser

Ensemble Pam Kemp

Ensemble Sophie Kemp

Ensemble Hannah Shorthose

Ensemble Rachel Gee

Ensemble Kate Mallion

Ensemble Tracey Dougherty

Ensemble Ebony Young

Ensemble Marnie Randall

Ensemble Gayle Wade

Ensemble Julie Merrick

Ensemble Kate Steggles

Ensemble Stan Chamberlain

Ensemble Steve Murray

Ensemble James Clark

Ensemble Chris Haworth

Ensemble Adam Stewart

Ensemble Jeremy Warbrick

Ensemble James Mansfield

Ensemble Jonathan Lodge

Production

Director/Choreographer Sian Couture

Musical Director Philip Shaw

Associate Musical Director Artie Reed

Production secretary Christian Jenner

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