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Desperately Seeking Susan

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A new musical combining the popular 1985 film of the title with the hits of 80s pop band Blondie. Read More >

Desparately Seeking SusanBased on the hit 80s romantic comedy, this new musical of Desperately Seeking Susan features the back catalogue of Blondie tracks woven into the much-loved story.

Roberta Glass, a suburban New Jersey housewife, escapes her humdrum life by reading the personal ads placed by Susan, a street-smart New York City drifter, and her freewheeling boyfriend Jay. Through a quirky twist of fate, Roberta and Susan unexpectedly swap lives and are plunged into a madcap world of jewel heists, magic shows and rock ‘n’ roll. The collision of their identities takes them on a wild ride of transformation and discovery until they realise that just when you think you know where your life is headed, something magical happens and turns it all around…

The musical score features Blondie hits including Heart Of Glass, Atomic, One Way Or Another, Dreaming and The Tide Is High, plus a new song written especially for the musical by Deborah Harry, Moment Of Truth.

For more information read our First Night Feature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 16/10/2007

Opening Night: 15/11/2007

Closing Night: 15/12/2007

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Cast & Creative


Emma Williams, Kelly Price, Mark McGee, Alec Newman, Leanne Best, Jonathan Wrather, Lucy Banfield, Matthew Boulton, Chloe Campbell, Matt Flint, Alex Gaumond, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Kaisa Hammarlund, Paul Hazel, Christine Holman, Steven Houghton, Toussaint Meghie, Twinnie-Lee Moore, Steven Serlin, Chris Piper, Laura Scott, Lincoln Stone, Gemma Whitelam


Director - Angus Jackson

Producer - Susan Gallin, Ron Kastner, Mark Rubenstein and Old Vic Productions

Designer - Tim Hatley

Choreographer - Andy Blankenbuehler

Lighting Designer - Hugh Vanstone

Sound - Bobby Aitken & Brian Beasley

Author - Peter Michael Marino

About Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD

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