Cast announced for All Star's rare revival of 110 In The Shade

18 Apr
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
110 in the Shade runs at Ye Olde Rose & Crown

All Star Productions have announced the full cast list for their rare London revival of the 1963 musical 110 IN THE SHADE, running at Ye Old Rose & Crown Theatre from 9 to 28 May 2017, with a press night on 12 May.

The 12-strong cast are:

  • Laurel Dougall
  • Daniel Urch
  • Nick Wyschna
  • Rebecca Withers
  • David West
  • Julian Quijano
  • Mikey Wooster
  • Amy Christen-Ford
  • Craig Nash
  • Natalie Durkin
  • Francesca Pim
  • Henry Roadnight

110 IN THE SHADE is written by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones - the songwriting team behind the world's longest running musical, The Fantasticks - and based on N Richard Nash's 1954 play The Rainmaker.

The musical focuses on the unmarried Lizzie living in a small Western town besieged by a long drought. Lizzie is dealing with another type of drought: her love life. Intelligent yet plain, she is worried that she will soon become an old maid with no one to love her. When a charismatic man named Starbuck arrives and claims the ability to make rain, Lizzie believes he is a con man with no abilities whatsoever. Little does she know that this man will change her life forever.

Containing a lush soaring score, 110 IN THE SHADE centers on Lizzie’s quest for self-acceptance and her choice between two suitors: the rainmaker Starbuck and the divorced Sheriff File. 

The production is directed by Randy Smartnick, with musical direction by Aaron Clingham and choreography by Kate McPhee. It's produced by Andrew Yon for All Star Productions. Casting is yet to be announced.