1st Night Photos: Chocolate Factory's Got TalentDate: 24 September 2009
Comedy legend Victoria Wood celebrated the opening night of her own revival of her 1978 'play with songs' Talent at the Menier Chocolate Factory last night (23 September 2009, previews from 17 September).
The play, which was filmed for TV in 1979 starring Wood alongside her regular collaborator Julie Walters, centres around two friends – Julie and Maureen – as they attend a talent content at fictional Manchester niteclub Bunter's.
The production, first seen earlier this month at the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness-on-Windermere, stars Leanne Rowe (most recently seen in Dirty Dancing) and [Suzie Toase (See Our Interview, 21 Sep 2009) as Julie and Maureen, alongside Jeffrey Holland, Mark Hadfield, Eugene O'Hare and Mark Curry.
TO SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF TALENT's 1st NIGHT PHOTOS,
For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was at the Chocolate Factory for the curtain call and post-show pool party, where guests included recent Little Night Music cast members Maureen Lipman and Kaisa Hammarlund along with actors Daniel Crossley, Daniel Evans, Adam Godley, Kelly Price and regular Wood collaborator Anne Reid.
Talent has original music and lyrics along with additional material, by Wood, and is designed by Roger Glossop, with lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by David Ogilvy and musical supervision by Nigel Lilley. It continues at the Chocolate Factory until 14 November 2009.