Saturday 19th March
“The Songs of Song of Singapore”
Song of Singapore sold out two Chichester Festival Theatre seasons before transferring to the West End in 2001 for a happy run at the Mayfair Theatre.
“A whole lot of fun” Evening Standard
“…deserves to delight audiences for a long time to come.” Daily Telegraph
“This is the kind of show that sets out to be silly and you’ll emerge wearing a goofy grin of pleasure at the wit” The Independent.
Issy van Randwyck leads a cast of ten brilliant actor musicians, many of them from the original cast, in this concert style reprise of one of Chichester’s most successful shows. They will take you through the hilarious storyline and wonderfully humorous songs like ‘Never Pay Musicians What They Are Worth’, ‘Harbour of Love’, ‘The Inexpensive Tango’ and ‘We’re Rich’.
Set in Singapore in Freddy’s Song of Singapore Café in 1941 against the background of the imminent invasion by the Japanese, Rose, a dumb blonde chanteuse who has lost her memory, fronts a band of no hopers and losers who happen to be wonderful musicians. As the invaders get closer and the plots thicken, Rose starts to remember who she is….and then the questions are ‘can she get the band out of Singapore in time and where will they go?’
Written by Michael Garin, Erik Frandsen, Robert Hipkens and Paula Lockhart, Song of Singapore is “…that rare thing in a new musical, silly, unpretentious fun” The Times, with a score of delicious 1940’s parodies and pastiches.
All tickets include a welcome drink and canapes and the post-show meal as well as the performance.
Dress code: Black tie or lounge suit (Black tie is more fun)
Timings: Reception 17:45, Performance 18:30, Meal 20:30, Carriages 22:30