The Drowsy Chaperone

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Geoffrey Rush stars as a die-hard musical theatre fan who invites us into his dreary living room. As he drops the needle on his all-time favourite album, an outrageously funny musical from the 1920s, The Drowsy Chaperone, bursts into life complete with a pampered starlet, gangsters, chorus girls and all manner of mayhem.

With a star-studded cast, sequin-drenched costumes and dazzling new production numbers, The Drowsy Chaperone is a jazz-hot trip back to the golden age of musicals when stars had charisma, Broadway had romance and Rodgers had Hart.

Don’t miss this five time Tony Award winning lollapalooza of a show.

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Key Photography: Marcel Aucar, Production Photography: Jeff Busby

‘On a quiet Monday night in New York a few years ago, I slipped into the first preview of this musical without knowing anything about it. For the next ninety minutes I sat enraptured by the most wonderfully mocking yet affectionate spoof of early Broadway musicals – a rich layer cake of homage piled on blancmange, with just a sprinkling of wistful insight. The overarching conceit that the musical is recreated for us by a Broadway fan as he plays the Original Cast Album is a stroke of comic genius. And speaking of comic genius, Geoffrey Rush (fresh from conquering Broadway himself) will conjure up a dazzling cavalcade of stars, which includes the riveting Robyn Nevin, the shimmering Shane Jacobson, the graceful Grant Piro, the raffish Richard Piper and hoofing Heidi Arena.’

Simon Phillips, Artistic Director

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Rohan Browne

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Rhonda Burchmore

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Shane Jacobson


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Grant Piro

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Josh Piterman

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Alex Rathgeber

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Geoffrey Rush

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Troy Sussman

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Hester van der Vyver

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Hester van der Vyver

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Karlis Zaid

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Phoebe Briggs

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Nathan Post

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Greg Maundrell

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Ian Bell

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John Barrett

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Stuart Byrne

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