Gloc Musical Theatre Presents...
The Drowsy Chaperone
Never ones to shy from a theatrical challenge, Gloc Musical Theatre are pushing the skills and bravery of their members to the limit in their latest show.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, a clever and wickedly funny musical comedy, includes an extended choreographed dance scene with half the cast on roller skates.
Eagle eyed Ealing residents may have seen the dedicated skating troop whizzing (and wobbling) through local parks. As well as mastering the basic skating technique, the cast have had to fit the moves to music, skate in formation and safely navigate the scenery, whilst still remembering to smile.
But by far the most daring cast member of the ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is Matthew Pimm, who plays the charming male lead Robert Martin. Matthew has to sing, dance and act on rollerskates while wearing a blindfold. Audience members in the front row needn’t be alarmed though – Matthew assures us that he will be wheel-perfect by opening night!
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is an award winning comedy, which in its most recent West End run starred Elaine Paige in the title role.
Set in the New York flat of a die-hard musical fan, the show bursts to life when he plays his favourite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’. We are then instantly immersed into the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day.
‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ is on at Questors Theatre, Mattock Lane, Ealing from Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st May. Ticket prices range from £14-£16 (concessions £11-£13). Group discounts are available on request. To book tickets or for further information, contact the box office on 020 8572 0475, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.glocmt.org.uk.