|COPACABANA - July 2002
Set in 1940s New York at the world famous Copacabana nightclub, this multi-sensual musical extravaganza transports us back to an era when 'music and passion were always in fashion'.
The story unfolds through the imagination of an aspiring present day songwriter. While creating the world’s next big hit, he conjures up the heart-warming tale of hopeful showgirl Lola Lamar as she is launched into the path of stardom as a ‘Copa girl’, with the help of Tony Starr, a bartender with dreams of his own. However, the course of true love runs far from smooth, since the villainous Rico has other plans for her, whisking Lola away to be the star of his Tropicana club in Cuba.
Sassy New York is replaced by sultry Havana, as love and romance become embroiled in jealousy and murder. The action comes alive amidst vibrant costumes, spectacular sets, and sensational choreography. With glitz and glamour aplenty, the show-stopping numbers and thrilling musical score make for an unforgettable evening of good old-fashioned feel-good entertainment.
|Lola La Mar/Samantha
|Hayley Beames, Sally Brandon, Linda Partridge, Caroline Potter, Trish Pring, Layla Stapley, Annie Teahan, Sandra Tucker.
|Chris Clarke, Irvine Forbes, Ian Hanney, Dave Harkness, Mike Naylor, Sam Sampson, Brian Sweatman.
|Tanya Bourner, Julia Brown, Scarlett Christie, Julie Davies, Charlotte Engall, Nancy Cunningham, Emma Hall, Shelley Hill, Kim Joyce, Kate Langrish, Sarah Lockhart, Caroline Meek, Kerry Partridge, Carole Perrott, Alice Phillpot, Suzi Ruffell, Helen Stoddart, Stephanie Treagust.
|Producer & Choreographer
|Colin D Justice
|Assistant Stage Managers
|Pete Langrish & George Phillpot
|Peter Price, Vic Bolton, Paul Hodge, Paul Cross, Dave Churcher, Tom Potts, Sandra Whitmore-Jones, Mick Cooper, Steve Bundey, Darren Garland, Paul Maber.
|Norman Price and Kate Evans
|Mitchell Sound (Steve & Kathy Oldfield)
|Sheila Stoddart and Myra Jones
|Hair and Make-up
|Hair and Make-up Assistant
|Steve Guermonprez and Caroline Archer
|Front of House Photographs
|Pat Wallace and Linda Smither