Producing Company: The Watermill Theatre and Radio Times Ltd
Music by Noel Gay
Book by Abi Grant | Script revised by Alex Armitage
In the heart of the West End in Blitz-torn London, the cast of the BBC wireless show, ‘Variety Bandwagon’, prepare to do their bit for the war effort with some light entertainment. But with half the cast missing, an officious producer, no script and the air-raid siren wailing, their live broadcast to America seems doomed to fail. That is until star of the show, Sammy Shaw, arrives with minutes to spare and unveils his secret weapon; Hollywood movie icon Gary Strong.
Can the eclectic cast deliver a show that will win the hearts of the American people? And can Sammy hang on to girlfriend Olive’s love now her old flame Gary is back on the scene?
A heart-warming and highly entertaining musical, Radio Times is chock-full of quick-fire gags and classic songs from the heyday of radio including: Run Rabbit Run, Hey Little Hen and There’s Something About a Soldier. Performed by a talented company of actor musicians supporting West-End stars Gary Wilmot and Sara Crowe, this critically-acclaimed, uplifting show will send you home singing and dancing.
Radio Times gives us a couple of golden hours in the company of Gay’s songs. **** Daily Telegraph
I had a completely joyful time watching this show! The performances are fantastic and the music is irresistible; it's another hit show from The Watermill that will make our audiences very happy.
Venue: Main Stage | Category: Musical | Running Time: : 2hr 30min