I Capture the Castle

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Cassandra is 17. She’s writing a diary about her eccentric family. They are behind with the rent for the tumbledown castle that seemed so romantic when they moved in; the roof is leaking, and the family is surviving on oatcakes and eggs. But the new landlord is a wealthy young American, with an attractive brother. Perhaps things are about to change.

Set in the bohemian England of the 1930s, Dodie Smith’s classic coming-of-age story is thrillingly brought to life on stage in this warm, funny and magical new musical.

This production is presented by Watford Palace Theatre, Octagon Theatre Bolton and Kevin Wallace Limited in association with Deborah Ward.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes with interval

Based on the novel by Dodie Smith

Book and Lyrics by Teresa Howard

Music by Steven Edis

Directed by Brigid Larmour

Designed by Ti Green

Movement by Shona Morris

Musical Director Oli Jackson

Lighting Designer Mike Gunning

Sound Designer Nick Manning

 

CAST:

Suzanne Ahmet - Topaz

Kate Batter - Rose

Theo Boyce - Simon

Luke Dale - Neil

Lowri Izzard - Cassandra

Julia St John - Mrs Cotton

Isaac Stanmore - Stephen

Ben Watson - James

Shona White - Leda

 

 

 

 

This is a big-hearted night out that more than captures the soul of Smith’s beloved castle.
Daily Mail

Stays true to Dodie Smith’s first novel… visually spectacular
★ Watford Observer

Brigid Larmour’s muscular production… cleverly retains the novel’s pathos while giving the ending a modern twist. Will it capture your heart? I reckon it will.
Daily Telegraph

I Capture the Castle musical labour of love oozes romance… There is such a lot to like here, from Ti Green’s brilliant design… to Shona Morris’ movement… … this old-fashioned show is full of integrity and will bring pleasure to thousands who love the novel. Including me.
Guardian

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Age guideline: 12+

Captioned performance: Wed
Audio described performance: Sat: 2.30pm | Touch Tour: 1pm
Post show talk: Wed

  • This is a big-hearted night out that more than captures the soul of Smith’s beloved castle.
       
    Daily Mail

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