Photo Flash: Stars Align at Media Night for West End's DUSTY
Dusty, a unique new multi-media show celebrating the musical icon Dusty Springfield, last night (15 July 2015) held a V.I.P. media night at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Guests included Tina Barrett, Simon Bell, Steven Berkoff, Paul Carrack, Elaine Cassidy, Michelle Collins, Nancy Dell'Olio, Lynne Essex, Dan Gillespie Sells, Charlotte Jackson, Cathy Lette, Linda Lusardi, Vicky Michelle, Becky O'Brien, Elaine Paige, Tony Palmer, Rick Parfitt, Lee Ryan, Pat Sharp, Linzi Stoppard and Jo Wood.
With original music by the legendary artist Dusty Springfield, audiences will see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media. Combined with a musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance, Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield's rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis.
The cast comprises Ellie Ann-Lowe (Mary O'Brien), Francesca Jackson (Nancy), Stewart McCheyne (DJ Dave Dean), Ben Tolley (Johnny Franz), Leo Elso (Dion O'Brien/Tom Springfield), Joe Vetch (Douggie Reece), Joan Walker (Kay O'Brien), Graham Kent (Gerard 'OB' O'Brien), Tristan Pate (Vic Billings), Allyson Ava Brown (Martha Reeves), Danielle Kassarata (Maddie), Arabella Rodrigo (Norma) and ensemble members Bex Leung, Cleo Jaeger and Marianna Neofitou.
Written by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald with dramaturg Jack Bradley, Dusty is directed by Chris Cowey with set designs by Phil Lindley, lighting by Eugene O'Connor, choreography by Lyndon Lloyd and sound by Paul Gavin and James Nicholson. Musical direction is by Dean Austin.
Dusty is produced in the West End by Freddie Madden, Patrice Wilson and Darren DeVerna with Andrew Green as Executive Producer and Paul Howes as AssociateProducer. The show is booking to 22 August 2015.
Photo Credit: Dan Wooller / wooller.com
Pat Sharp and Monica Sharp
Will Stoppard and Linzi Stoppard
Ellie Ann Lowe & Francesca Jackson