Set in 1962, The Glee Club follows an amateur singing group - made up of five hard-working, hard-drinking miners and a church organist - who are preparing for a gala while also coming to terms with the implications of local gossip and their lives' disappointments.
The cast are David Bamber, James Hornby, Oliver Jackson, Shaun Prendergast, David Schofield and Roderick Smith. Bush artistic director Mike Bradwell directs, with designs by Bruce Macadie, with lighting by Rick Fisher and musical direction by Mia Soteriou.
The Glee Club premiered at the Bush in February 2002, kicking off the theatre's 30 anniversary season, which currently continues with Mike Packer's Euro 2000-inspired A Carpet, A Pony and A Monkey, also directed by Bradwell.
- by Terri Paddock