Patricia Hodge, who played Catherine in the original 1973 West End production (played at the Menier by Carly Bawden), joined the cast to celebrate their opening night. Other guests included Frances Ruffelle's daughter, singer-songwriter Eliza Doolittle.
With design and projection by Olivier Award-winning Sunday in the Park with George creative Timothy Bird, the production stars Harry Hepple in the title role alongside Ian Kelsey, Matt Rawle, Bawden and Ruffelle.
Billed as a "colourful, imaginative and darkly humorous coming-of-age story", the early Schwartz musical has a 70's pop score and was originally staged by Bob Fosse. Fosse's choreography is recreated in the musical by Chet Walker.
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