Drowsy Chaperone, The

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The musical tale of a Broadway starlet who wants to swap performing for a life of wedded bliss, her producer who wants to stop her, her chaperone and a host of other characters. Read More >

A modern musical theatre addict is feeling glum, so to cheer himself up he plays the soundtrack of his favourite musical, the 1928 comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. As the hi-fi crackles into life, so does the musical, in the middle of the stage. It tells the story of a Broadway starlet who wants to swap performing for a life of wedded bliss, her producer who wants to stop her, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a couple of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. 

The Drowsy Chaperone opened in New York in 2006 and went on to win Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics’ Circle Awards and Drama Critics’ Circle Awards.

The multi award-winning performer Elaine Paige makes her return to the West End stage in the title role.

For more information on this production read The First Night Feature or The Big Interview with Elaine Paige.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 14/05/2007

Opening Night: 06/06/2007

Closing Night: 04/08/2007

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Cast & Creative


Joseph Alessi, Selina Chilton, Enyonam Gbesemete, Nickolas Grace, Nick Holder, Cameron Jack, Sean Kingsley, Bob Martin (Steve Pemberton from 10 July) , Elaine Paige, John Partridge, Anne Rogers, Adam Stafford, Summer Strallen, Nina French, Mark Goldthorp, Paul Iveson, Sherrie Pennington, Kenneth Avery-Clark, Vanessa Barmby, Chris Bennett, Vivienne Carlyle, Mark Dickinson, Lincoln Stone


Director - Casey Nicholaw

Producer - Kevin McCollum, Roy Miller, Boyett Ostar, Stephanie McClelland and Barbara Freitag and Jill Furman

Choreographer - Casey Nicholaw

Lighting Designer - Ken Billington and Brian Monahan

Set Designer - David Gallo

Sound - Acme Sound Partners

ABOUT Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD