Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
Dusty – a unique new multi-media show celebrating the music of 60’s pop icon Dusty Springfield.
A new multi-media show celebrating 60’s pop icon Dusty Springfield receive its world premiere playing a strictly limited run from 25 May 2015 until 21 November 2015 at the Charing Cross Theatre.
The show features original music by the legendary artist Dusty Springfield, with audiences able to see and hear Springfield on stage using the most up-to-date 3-D technology and digital media. Combined with a musical theatre format of live performance, music and dance, Dusty follows the highs and lows of Springfield’s rise from middle class suburban London to the recording of her seminal album Dusty in Memphis.
Including rare film footage only recently discovered, the production, seen through the eyes of Nancy Jones, one of Dusty’s childhood friends, and other key figures who accompanied her on her journey, Dusty celebrates the life of one of Britain’s most influential recording artists.
The cast comprises Ellie Ann-Lowe (Mary O’Brien), Francesca Jackson (Nancy), Stewart McCheyne (DJ Dave Dean), Ben Tolley (Johnny Franz), Leo Elso (Dion O’Brien/Tom Springfield), Joe Vetch (Douggie Reece), Joan Walker (Kay O’Brien), Graham Kent (Gerard ‘OB’ O’Brien), Tristan Pate (Vic Billings), Allyson Ava Brown (Martha Reeves), Danielle Kassarata (Maddie), Arabella Rodrigo (Norma) and ensemble members Bex Leung, Cleo Jaeger and Marianna Neofitou.
Written by Kim Weild and Duncan Sibbald with dramaturgy by Jack Bradley, Dusty is directed by Chris Cowey with set designs by Phil Lindley, lighting by Eugene O’Connor, choreography by Lyndon Lloyd and sound by Paul Gavin and James Nicholson. Musical direction is by Dean Austin.