Isla Blair Stars in A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS, Beginning Tonight at Chichester
Chichester's official description reads, "George is an American composer working at the Savoy Theatre in London. Maud is the thoroughly English Lady Marshmoreton, a beautiful socialite who lives in a castle with a ha-ha and a drawbridge. They really shouldn't have met because George needs to complete his musical and Maud needs to marry most urgently, and already has someone totally unsuitable in mind. Luckily Maud's fierce aunt, Lady Caroline, has a solution -- she's going to lock her lusty charge in the tower. Uplifting and wildly funny, this musical comedy is a tribute to English love with all its eccentricities. Based on a novel by P.G. Wodehouse, with songs by George and Ira Gershwin, A Damsel in Distress is well-known from the popular 1937 comedy film."
The musical will be directed by the Tony-, Olivier-, Emmy-, Drama Desk-, and Critics' Circle Award-winning American director and choreographer Rob Ashford. His most recent hits include the 2012 revival of CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Scarlett Johansson, and MACBETH for the Manchester International Festival in 2013 with Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston.
Joining Isla Blair in the cast are Richard Dempsey (Reggie Byng), Harry Morrison (Austen), David Roberts (Pierre Mac), Melle Stewart (Alice), Sally Ann Triplett (Billie Dore) and Matt Wilman (McInnes). In the ensemble are Sam Harrison, Matthew Hawksley, Jonathan Stewart, Lucie-Mae Sumner, Laura Tyrer and Alan Vicary.
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