It’s a CRUSH in Brighton!

CRUSH, the brand new musical comedy, will visit Theatre Royal Brighton from Tue 22 to Sat 26 September.

Friday, 18th September 2015, 8:09 am

Starring Rosemary Ashe, Sara Crowe and Kirsty Malpass, the show is directed by Hove local Anna Linstrum and presented by a creative team whose hit stage and screen work includes Waterloo Road, Footballers’ Wives, Bad Girls: The Musical and La Cage Aux Folles. 

“This is an S.O.S. message.

Please Save Our School from imminent catastrophe.”

It’s 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life - so it’s a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a tyrant with strict Victorian values.

Giving a new twist to the world of Malory Towers and The Girl’s Own Annual, with lashings of charm and toe-tapping tunes, CRUSH is a coming-of-age romp that celebrates schoolgirl friendships and fighting for what you believe in!

Prepare for riotous routines and hockey sticks to the fore as our girls battle to save their school – and find true love - in this smashing musical comedy. 

Rosemary Ashe plays Miss Bleacher, Sara Crowe plays Miss Austin and Kirsty Malpass plays Miss Givings.

Rosemary Ashe has appeared in numerous West End productions including The Witches of Eastwick, for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical.

Sara Crowe’s many West End appearances include Sybil in Private Lives, for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress. She became a household name in the 1990s appearing in the Philadelphia cheese TV adverts, playing a ditsy blonde secretary alongside her comedy partner Ann Bryson. Her first novel, Campari for Breakfast, was published by Doubleday in April 2014.

CRUSH is written by Maureen Chadwick (creator and writer of hit TV dramas Waterloo Road, Footballers’ Wives and Bad Girls and stage musicals The Realness, Bad Girls The Musical and Joséphine), with music and lyrics by Kath Gotts (Bad Girls The Musical and The Realness), and directed by Anna Linstrum (High Society, The Sound of Music and Spend, Spend, Spend). or 0844 871 7650

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