Simon Green and Sam Curry to Star in PRIVATES ON PARADE at The Union Theatre
Set during the Malayan Emergency of the late 1940's, we follow the exploits of a song and dance unit during their tour of South East Asia as they provide light entertainment for the British Army.
Private Steve Flowers is posted to join the small show, which is conceived by and very much starring the wonderfully flamboyant Captain Terri Dennis, who's cross dressing antics are the talk of the barracks.
Originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this revised and rewritten version was first presented at the Donmar and is now directed by Kirk Jameson, who returns to the Union Theatre having most recently directed their production of Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN.
Kirk is also thrilled to be reunited with Simon Green, who will play the role of Captain Terri Dennis. The pair last worked together on 'AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, which played at the Union's original address in 2014.
Simon's stage career spans an impressive 30 years with recent credits including Lord Cromer in MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS (Toronto), Bernadette in PRISCILLA; QUEEN OF THE DESSERT (National Tour) and Monsieur Andre in the 25th Anniversary Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (National Tour). Simon comes to the Union Theatre fresh from the his one man show, LIFE IS FOR LIVING, which played to sell out audiences in New York. This production won 2017 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revue and will play Live at Zedel in London this November.
Simon is joined by Sam Curry who plays the role of Private Steven Flowers. Previous credits include Jamie in THE D LIST (Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Brutus in JULIUS CAESAR (Network Theatre) and Hamnet in CESARIO (National Theatre).
PRIVATES ON PARADE will be designed by Mike Lees, with musical supervision by Nick Barstow. Full Casting to be announced.
If you go:
Privates on Parade By Peter Nichols with Music by Dennis King
Direction by Kirk Jameson Musical Supervision by Nick Barstow Designed by Mike Lees
Wednesday 22nd Nov - Sunday 17th Dec
Performances at 7:30pm Tuesday - Saturday and 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets £22.50/£20 concessions
Visit www.uniontheatre.biz to book.