The world premiere production of Dusty, the new British musical about the rise to fame of 1960s superstar Dusty Springfield, will end its run at Charing Cross Theatre on 21 November 2015, as planned. The show will have played 187 performances over six months.
Further productions are now planned for Australia and the US as well as several countries in Asia and Europe.
Dusty, starring Alison Arnopp in the title role, tells the story of how Mary Isobel Catherine Bernadette O’Brien became Dusty Springfield, one of the biggest-selling female artists and an icon of the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of Nancy Jones, one of her childhood friends.
Following the departure of a number of cast members and a change around of creative staff, Alison Arnopp took over the title role in August. When previews began on 25 May 2015, Ellie Ann Lowe was playing Dusty/Mary O’Brien, but she did not continue in the role. After a prolonged period of previews, press were invited to review Dusty on Monday 7 September.
The show was written by Chris Cowey, Madpan Entertainments Ltd and Kim Weild with dramaturg Jack Bradley. Creative credits include: director Chris Cowey, co-director and choreographer Joey McKneely, additional direction from Christian Durham, set designer Phil Lindley, lighting designer Richard Williamson, sound designers Paul Gavin and James Nicholson, costume designer Jason Kealer and wig designer Darren Evans. Musical Supervisor is Dean Austin and orchestrations and additional arrangements are from Noam Galperin. Casting is by Debbie O’Brien.
Dusty was produced in the West End by Freddie Madden, Duncan Sibbald and Patrice Wilson for Five Foot 2 Blonde Ltd and Darren P. DeVerna.
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