It is now confirmed that Cole Porter''s High Society, starring JERRY HALL
as ''Mother Lord'', will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre 10 Oct 2005,
following previews from 1 Oct 2005 - booking to 25 Mar 2006.
Tickets are now on sale!!
Directed by Ian Talbot, the cast also includes : GRAHAM BICKLEY (Dexter
Haven), KATHERINE KINGSLEY (Tracy Lord), PAUL ROBINSON (Mike Connor), RIA
JONES (Liz Imbrie), JAMES JORDAN (Seth Lord), ROYSTON KEAN (Uncle Willie),
CLAIRE REDCLIFFE (Dinah Lord) and BRYAN TORFEH (George Kittredge).
This production of HIGH SOCIETY opened at the Open Air Theatre, Regent''s
Park in 2003 before embarking on a UK tour in 2004. The West End transfer
is produced by Mark Goucher Productions
Music and lyrics are by Cole Porter with book by Arthur Kopit, based on the
play The Philadelphia Story and the motion picture High Society.
Design & Costumes by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Jason Taylor,
choreography by Gillian Gregory, musical direction is by James Dunsmore.
Wealthy, elegant and priggish, Tracy Lord is about to embark on her second
marriage to a successful but stuffy businessman. Her first husband,
notorious socialite Dexter Haven, reappears attempting to win back his
wife. Meanwhile, little-known tabloid reporter Mike Konner, also falls for
Tracy while covering her nuptials for his magazine. Tracy must choose
between the three men.
Memorable Cole Porter tunes include Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, True
Love, Swell Party, Just One of those Things and I Love Paris.