Elods presents 'The Drowsy Chaperone' April 2018
Prices 'The Drowsy Chaperone' April 2018

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Show Details

The award winning ELODS proudly presents
The Drowsy Chaperone
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar,
music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.

This Tony Award winning parody of American musical comedy, tells the story of a reclusive musical theatre fan with a hyperactive fantasy life, who finds comfort in Broadway cast recordings. As he settles into his armchair to listen to his favourite musical; a fictional 1920’s Broadway hit The Drowsy Chaperone; the song and dance frolic based around the upcoming marriage of a Broadway star quite literally bursts to life in his apartment! Add a couple of gangsters and a surprise visit by an aviatrix, this two-shows-in-one feel good comedy is filled to the brim with fun!

Watch our show promo here

Awards and Nominations

Comedy Award to Sarah Henderson as The Drowsy Chaperone 2018

Award -For the Inspirational Contribution to the Pursuit of Excellence in Theatre for The Drowsy Chaperone 2018


Man in Chair: David Adams
Mrs Tottendale: Sandra Ashworth
Underling: Richard Hutchinson
Robert Martin: Steve Burman
George: Henry Martin
Feldzieg: Steve Milligan
Kitty: Emily Kennedy Neal
Gangster 1: Nic Corden
Gangster 2: Roger Bunnage
Aldolpho: Adrian Ramagge
Janet Van De Graaff: Jude Stoughton
The Drowsy Chaperone: Sarah Henderson
Trix The Aviatrix: Katy Clementson
Superintendant: Rich Stoughton

Ensemble: Emma Bell, Jodie Brooker, Claire Butcher,
Stef Carpenter, Fiona Corden, Dave Dowse, Les Gershman,
Julia Harris, Marian Lynch, Bethany Newport,
Mark Shaw, Mark Toben, Helen Wikeley.

Production team

Director: Natalie O'Sullivan
Choreographer: Rosie Cennamo
Musical Director: Mark Newport
Production Manager: Fiona Corden
Production Secretary: Greta Jenkins
Stage Manager: Frank Bundle
Lighting Design: John Castle
Sound: Peter Donaghey
Set Design: Production Team
Wardrobe: Hilary Thorne
Properties: Lesley Clay
Photos: Martin Brannigan
Poster / Flyer Design: Sunny Carter
Box Office: Wyllyotts Theatre
Front Of House: Michelle Shaw
Programme: Corinne Roberts

 Reviews and comments

(posted at interval) "Just wanted to post WOW! Genuinely, thus far in my life, the best amdram show I’ve ever seen! You’re all so slick and together and utterly HILARIOUS!!!!! You could end the show here and I’d give it 5*s already! Congratulations to all of you! So looking forward to Act 2!!!! x"

"What an absolute joy:!!!! ELODS Drowsy Chaperone is a triumph. I can't remember laughing as much at a show in a long long time. A wonderfully balanced cast that bounced effortlessly off each other led masterfully by David Adams as the "Man in the Chair". ELODS really are continuing on their fantastic form from critically acclaimed last show "Parade" This is also Natalie O'Sullivan's directorial debut and what a tour de force.!!! If you haven't seen this show yet I urge you to !!!!... Go! Go! Go! Go! There are only 3 more performances so book now... Don't miss out on this little Jem.. Well done all"

"Pure joy from start to finish. You are all so incredible and I just wanted to thank you for a truly wonderful evening x"
"Wow what a fantastic show! Huge congratulations to all the cast and crew- I loved it! Fantastic performances and comic timing. Well done to Natalie O'Sullivan and Rosie Cennamo for doing an amazing job. Have a blast for your last two shows tomorrow. It was a joy to watch!"

"What a triumph Rosie & Natalie!! HUGE congratulations to you & all the Drowsy cast! Love love loved it - my face ached I laughed so much!! Special mention however has to be to the fabulous David Adams - a totally outstanding faultless performance! Superb! ?? Enjoy your last 2 all! xxxx"

"Fabulous show tonight a joy to watch. Amazing performances from so many people. Great direction and choreography. So slick and polished. Would love to mention so many of you but the biggest shout must go to the man in a chair. A truly masterful performance again Mr Adams. Timing, facial expression humour and pathos. Thank you. Well done ELODS another triumph. Enjoy the rest of your run xxxx"

"DARLINGS ! You were all marvellous in what is an absolute triumph. Loved every second. It left me wanting more. Enjoy your last 2 shows!" "A little mention to the emotional first time director - superb job, you should be beyond proud x"

HUGE well done to everyone involved in The Drowsy Chaperone! I enjoyed it so much, laughed ALOT and thought EVERYONE did such a good job. Congratulations to the production team (Natalie, Rosie- you should be very proud of yourselves!). Extra special love to my extra special Jude - beautiful and perfect as always."

"Wow! Such a fabulous show. Wonderful performances from everyone. I laughed a lot and utterly loved it. Well done everyone especially Natalie O'Sullivan and Rosie, you did a brilliant job xxx"
"Well done everyone!! What an enjoyable afternoon. I won’t single anyone out because you were all bloody brilliant. Natalie spot on casting and wonderful direction, I can’t wait to see what you do next. Rosie great work too!"

"As Mr Adams said today I was “taken to another world, a world full of colour and music and glamour”. What a wonderful way to spend a rainy afternoon! Rosie Cennamo and Natalie O'Sullivan I loved your world. The whole show was funny and slick and beautifully portrayed by the fabulous cast. Costumes were perfect and a gorgeous set. "

"WOOHOOOOO!!! "Thankyou for a bloody fabulous afternoon watching you guys! I laughed so much, cried a bit at the end & still laughed at the same time but absolutely loved this show! You guys are amazing So many people to mention but just the biggest well done to every single one of you involved" 

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