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The Pajama Game

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Chichester Festival Theatre’s hit revival of the classic Broadway musical romantic comedy starring Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Read More >

The Pajama Game, which stars Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding and musical theatre star Michael Xavier, beautifully blends romance, comedy and song as it tells its story of love found in the unlikely surroundings of the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory in 1950s America.

Handsome new Superintendent, Sid Sorokin (Xavier) falls heavily for the factory’s fiery union rep Babe Williams (Riding). When the employees are refused a seven and a half cent rise, sparks begin to fly, temperature’s rise and Sid and Babe are pitted against each other leaving audiences wondering whether love can conquer all.

This production, directed by former director of the National Theatre Richard Eyre, was previously a sell-out success when it first opened at Chichester’s Minerva theatre in April 2013. Among the reviews of that production, The Times called it “A romping, uplifting, funny, touching revival,” with The Guardian describing it as “A glorious tide of melody”.

This new production of The Pajama Game also features choreography by Stephen Mear, who previously won Olivier Awards for his work on Hello, Dolly! and Mary Poppins.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 2/05/2014

Opening Night: 13/05/2014

Closing Night: 13/09/2014

Running time: 2h45

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Cast & Creative


Joanna Riding, Michael Xavier, Gary Wilmot, Alexis Owen-Hobbs, Claire Machin, Colin Stinton, Eugene McCoy, Sion Lloyd, Jennie Dale, Sharon Wattis, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Lauren Varnham, Helen Ternent, Jo Morris, Nolan Frederick, Richard Jones, Dan Burton, James O'Connell


Director - Richard Eyre

Producer - Joseph Smith and John Brant, Old Vic Productions, Gavin Kalin, Neil Franklin and Stephen McGill

Designer - Tim Hatley

Choreographer - Stephen Mear

Lighting Designer - Howard Harrison

Sound - Paul Groothius

Lyrics By - Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

Music By - Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

About Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP

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