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A new play with music by Andy Barrett

Directed by Daniel Buckroyd

At the Curve Leicester from Tuesday 28 September to Saturday 2 October 2010 followed by 4 week tour.

In the cast are Miriam Elwell-Sutton (Bettina), Christopher Redmond (Leo), John Elkington (Neil), Kate Adams (Mary), Greg Patmore (Gavin/Jim), Claire Storey (Isla/Helen).

It is directed by Daniel Buckroyd, with design by Juliet Shillingford, musical director Richard Reeday, sound by Adam McCready, and lighting by Stuart Crohill. It is produced by New Perspectives in association with Curve Leicester.

When Dolly the sheep burst onto the world stage in 1996, the first ever mammal cloned from an adult cell (and named after Dolly Parton in honour of the mammary gland from which that cell was taken), she became an overnight sensation. There will be 12 musical numbers including Dolly Parton songs ‘Why D’You Come In Here’ and ‘Heartbreaker’.

Award-winning Nottingham-based writer Andy Barrett has investigated the unexplored meeting point between the science of cloning and the heartbreak of Country and Western.

Dolly is Andy Barrett’s third play for New Perspectives. Summer Comes and Life Changes was seen in 2002 and the Amnesty Award nominated The Allotment was at Edinburgh and on tour in 2006. He wrote The Perfect Wood (2009) BBC Radio 4 with Stephanie Cole and Geoffrey Palmer and an adaptation of The Adventures and Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe with Tim McInnerney (2008).

Miriam Elwell-Sutton has been in the West End productions of ‘Mama Mia’ and ‘Fiddler On the Roof’. She has just played Roxie in the UK tour of ‘Chicago’.

Christopher Redmond has been in ‘Dreamboats and Petticoats’ and ‘Buddy’. He was in The Handmaid’s Tale’ at the ENO.

John Elkington has played the Dame at the Nottingham Playhouse pantomime for 12 years. He was in Andy Barrett’s ‘Garage Band’ at Nottingham Playhouse last year. Claire Storey has been in ‘Comedy of Errors’ and ‘Sweet William’ with Northern Broadsides; Kate Adams is to be heard in ‘The Falling Sky’ with Stephanie Cole on a New Perspectives tour during August and September. Greg Patmore is currently to be seen in ‘Coronation Street’. He was in ‘Crying In The Chapel’ at the Contact Manchester.

Daniel Buckroyd is also currently directing his adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Farm Boy’ the sequel to ‘War Horse’ at the Edinburgh Festival prior to a UK tour: and a new audio touring version of ‘The Falling Sky’ by Brendan Murray play, specially designed to be listened to on an iPod as part of a guided walk around a village. The cast includes Stephanie Cole, Julian Glover and Amanda Root.

Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1SB
Box Office: 0116 242 3595.
Tues 28 September – Sat 2nd October.
Running time 2 hrs
Tues to Sat eves 7:45pm (Wed 29 Sept 7:00pm), Thurs and Sat mats 2:30pm.
Ticket prices £6.50 - £16.50

5 October 2010