Setting the Scene

A musical set in the 1930’s. Telling the story of a struggling Broadway musical ‘Dames at Sea’.

The show is due to open with a has been star, Mona Kent, in the lead part.

A would be star Ruby arrives in town eager to sing and dance her way to stardom. The shows director, Hennesey, gives her a part in the chorus line on the advice of his leading chorus girl, Joan.

At this moment two sailors, Dick & Lucky, arrive in town and bump into their old girlfriends – who would you believe, are Ruby & Joan! To complicate matters further Dick is a songwriter and upon hearing his songs, Mona demands they are incorporated in the show. However, she is not only impressed by his songs and aims to woo him into her affections.

By now the theatre where Dames at Sea is due to open is going to be closed, leaving Dames with no theatre to play at. Dick & Lucky come to the rescue by volunteering their ship for the performances. The Captain of the ship turns out to be none other than an old flame of Mona Kents! As Mona continues to make advances towards Dick, Joan and Lucky aim to ruin her performance by making her feel seasick. The plan works and Ruby has to step into the leading role. The whole tongue-in-cheek plot comes to a crescendo as we wonder, can Ruby save the show? Well, what do you think?

Scenes

Time – The Early 30’s

Act 1

Any 42nd Street Theatre

Act 2

On the Battleship

The Production team

  • Stage Director – Ed Seagroatt
  • Musical Director – Anthony Calnan
  • Piano – Anthony Calnan & Garth Hall
  • Drums – John Turner
  • Choreography by – Karen Freeman & Claire Lee
  • Stage Manager – Alan Carlile
  • Assistant Stage Manager – Andrew Myers
  • Lighting – Roger Taylor
  • Spotlight – Anthony Morris
  • Set designed and built by – Richard Seagroatt / David Armitt & Charlie Seagroatt
  • Sound – Dave Clarke
  • Costumes – David Armitt / Barbara Hill / Tracey Smith
  • Properties – Amanda Gamble / Sarah Hake & Sue Hake
  • Box Office Managers – Ian Caldecourt & Trefor Davies
  • Front of House Manager – Richard Snook
  • Assisted by – Marjorie Snook / Claire Snook & Claire Lee
  • Poster design & artwork – David Armitt

The Cast

  • Mona Kent – Nan Arnott
  • Joan – Karen Lawson
  • Hennessy – Ian Caldecourt
  • Ruby – Julia Stevens
  • Dick – Richard Seagroatt
  • Lucky – Nick Daman
  • Captain – Trefor Davies
  • Chorus Girls, Stage Hands, Sailors – Katherine Bottomley / Sue Hake / Karen Caldecourt / Debbie Featherstone / Barbara Hill / Beryl Sibley / Sarah Hake / Jeannie Hossell / Laura Featherstone / Doris Porter / Ed Seagroatt / Amanda Gamble / Tracey Smith / Claire Turner / Emma Weeks
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