Dogfight cast and creative team reunite for one-off concert

Laura Jane Matthewson in Dogfight at the Southwark Playhouse, London. Picture: Roy Tan

Laura Jane Matthewson in Dogfight during its season at the Southwark Playhouse, London. Picture: Roy Tan

Exactly a year after Dogfights acclaimed European premiere season ended at Southwark Playhouse, the original cast and creative team are to reunite for a special concert version of the musical in the main theatre at St James Theatre on Sunday 11 October.

Dogfight was nominated Best Musical and Laura Jane Matthewson named Outstanding Emerging Talent in the Evening Standard Awards. The piece also received three Off West End Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Female and Best Male, and it was shortlisted Best Off West End Production in the WhatsOnStage Awards.

Producer Danielle Tarento said today: “Dogfight was such a special project for everyone involved. Now we have a wonderful opportunity to reunite the Dogfight family to once more sing the magical score by Pasek and Paul and relive again the heartbreaking love story between Eddie and Rose.”

November 21, 1963. The night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life.

Heading the cast in the central roles of Eddie and Rose are Jamie Muscato and Laura Jane Matthewson. The rest of the cast are: Cellen Chugg Jones, Nicholas Corre, Joshua Dowen, Ciaran Joyce, Amanda Minihan, Rebecca Trehearn and Samuel J. Weir.

The creative team includes director Matt Ryan, choreographer Lucie Pankhurst, musical director George Dyer and producer Danielle Tarento.

www.stjamestheatre.co.uk

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