Tuesdays to Saturdays, 7:30pm to 9:55pm Sundays, 5pm to 7:25pm Friday 23 June to Sunday 23 July Saturday 24 June from 2pm to 4:25pm Saturday 1 July from 2pm to 4:25pm Saturday 8 July from 2pm to 4:25pm Thursday 13 July from 1pm to 3:25pm Saturday 15 July from 2pm to 4:25pm Saturday 22 July from 2pm to 4:25pm
Approximately 2 hours 25 minutes – including interval
Joshua Robson Productions (Bonnie & Clyde, In the Heights) today announced their 2023 production of the smart and stylish film noir musical, City of Angels. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from 23 June 2023, the Tony Award winner captures the gritty sights and sounds of Hollywood’s classic detective movies, set to a brilliant, jazzy Hollywood score.
Winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, City of Angels stars Glenn Hill (Matilda), Aaron Tsindos (Merrily We Roll Along), Shannen Alyce Quan (SIX) and Mia Morrissey (In Loving Memory) in leading roles. The production also features Paul Hanlon (Hairspray), Home & Away star Penny McNamee (WICKED) and Marcus Rivera (Miss Saigon) alongside a wonderful supporting cast including newcomers Madeleine Betts and Ethan Rutledge, Doron Chester (Frozen), social media sensation Chantel Cofie, Sian Crowe (50 Shades! The Musical Parody), Noah Janssen (title of show), Katelin Koprivec (The Deb), Connor Neylon (The Wedding Singer) with Jessica White (Catch Me If You Can) as Margaret.
In the late 1940s, Stine, a bookish writer of detective stories, struggles to adapt his crime novel into a workable screenplay. As Stine tries to maintain some integrity in the backstabbing world of Hollywood, his protagonist, a hardboiled private eye named Stone, fights for survival in a city full of criminals and opportunists. In a clever design choice, the stories are told on a split stage: Stine’s world is in full colour, while Stone’s appears in black and white.
Sam Hooper (Bonnie & Clyde, In Loving Memory) who will lead the team as director/choreographer said, “I intend to pay tribute to the traditional blueprint of the “split stage”, but working with our design team to create a fresh creative interpretation of the two worlds within this multi-Tony award-winning musical.”
“One of the wittiest books ever written… [and] an effervescent score by Cy Coleman.”
– Michael Billington, The Guardian
“One would have to travel back to the 1960’s (…) to find a musical as flat-out funny as City of Angels.”
– Frank Rich, The New York Times
With wit, humour and a fantastic Cy Coleman score, City of Angels captures the snappy dialogue of a Raymond Chandler novel and the glitzy showmanship of classic Hollywood; the result is a crowd-pleasing musical unlike any other.