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Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

Based on the film "Summer Holiday"

Stage adaptation by MICHAEL GYNGELL & MARK HADDIGAN
Orchestrations by KEITH STRACHAN

Directed by PETER YATES
screenplay by RONALD CASS & PETER MYERS
by special arrangement with StudioCanal

An amateur production presented by arrangement with
JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD

12 - 15 February 2014

7.30 p.m. each evening and 2.30 p.m. Saturday Matinee

Hind Leys Theatre
Forest St, Shepshed, Leics., LE12 9DB

 
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CAST

Don George Evans
Barbara Rosie Morris
Edwin Owen Lingard
Cyril Alex Halford
Steve Jacob Leeson
Alma Lottie Heimes
Angie Danni Starkey
Mimsie Rowan Beaumont
Stella Amy North
Jerry Tom Malpas
   
Other Parts (in order of appearance)  
Wilf Brandon Bradbury
Sandra Jemma Taylor
OAPs Becca Beasley & Sephy Leafe
Schoolchildren Ellie Morris, Izzy Morris & Nicola Coles
Business Man Jacob Beasley
Business Woman Paige Brierley
Greaser Sam Bruce
Young Mum Ellie Leeson
Malcolm Oliver Halford
Marjorie Olivia Needham
Bus Mechanics Bronte Heller, Charlotte Whittle, Hannah Sharp, Loren Hill, Mai-Lan Vu, Matilda Rousham & Megan Murphy
Jogger Becca Beasley
French Passers-by Alice Phelps, Beth Edwards, Ellie Leeson, Jennifer Bood, Millie-Mae Clarke & Sephy Leafe
Announcer/ Floor Manager Sephy Leafe
Make Up Lady Bronte Heller
Costume Mistress Jemma Taylor
Backing Vocalists

Becca Beasley, Charlotte Whittle, Izzy Morris, Mai-Lan Vu,
Oliver Halford & Olivia Needham

Beatniks Ensemble
Strange Looking Girl Sam Bruce
Jean D'Arm Jacob Beasley
WPC Bronte Heller
Passers By At French/Swiss Border Becca Beasley, Charlotte Whittle, Izzy Morris, Mai-Lan Vu,
Oliver Halford & Olivia Needham
Alpine Cafe Owner Brandon Bradbury
Alpine Cafe Waitress Jemma Taylor
Alpine Cafe Customers Ensemble
Italian Guards Mai-Lan Vu & Loren Hill
Commander Jacob Beasley
Bride Bronte Heller
Bridegroom Sam Bruce
Matron Of Honour Jennifer Bood
Bridesmaids Beth Edwards, Ellie Morris, Izzy Morris, Megan Murphy & Nicola Coles
Wedding Singer Brandon Bradbury
Wedding Guests Ensemble
Customs Official Jacob Beasley
Reporters & Photographers Ensemble
Wrightmore, British Embassy Official Sephy Leafe
Manager Of the Halkidiki Lounge Mai-Lan Vu
Guests, Partygoers & Beach Users Ensemble

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CREDITS & ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Producer & Director Adrian Dobson
Musical Director Hazel Needham
Choreographer Wendy Spencer
Assistant Choreographer Michelle Spencer & Rowan Beaumont
Costumes Sue Penver & Lorna North
Stage Management Adam Green & Lynsey Bloomfield
Stage Crew Alan Jamieson, Ash Moulton, Chris Marshall, David Wright, Howard Rogerson, Iona King, Jack Jamieson, Judith Moulton, Katie Cooper, Kevin Spencer, Max Heller & Pete Yeomans
Set Provided By Ashley Moulton & Theatrical Resources
Lighting Charlie Kent & Harry Rouston
Sound & Technical James White & Jonathan Painting
Properties Jane Whittle
Front Of House Manager Julia Painting
Front Of House Staff Carol Beasley, Elaine Heller, Emily Vu, Gillian Leeson,
Helen Bruce, Jayne Brierley, Jude Coles, Liz Evans,
Malcolm Mickleburgh & Shirley Bood
Box Office Jane Evans
Raffle Lorna North
Photography Mark Chinnery & Megan Haywoood
Poster & Programme Sam Beaumont
Publicity James White & Michelle Spencer
Fundraising Sue Penver, Jane Evans & Lorna North
Lead Chaperone Helen Starkey
Chaperones Debbie Hill, Kimberley Halford, Michelle Spencer,
Neil Brotherhood, Tereza Lingard & Tina Phelps
Backstage Support/Dressers Becky Bakewell, Charlotte Spencer, Emma Hewitt
& Louise Moore
Videography Wallis Videos, Judith Moulton & Adrian Dobson
Website Adrian Dobson
Additional Thanks Hind Leys College Principal, Caretakers, Theatre & Community Staff, in particular, Steve & Linda Dootson;
Christchurch Methodist Church; Our Patrons;
Charnwood Borough Council; and anyone else who has assisted or supported us in any way for this production

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SYNOPSIS

Four London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a double decker London Bus, and aim to drive it to the South of France as a sort of hotel. If they make it they reckon they might be able to charge people to go the following year and run it as a business.

While on the road in France they pick up 3 ladies whose car has broken down and offer to take them to their next singing job in Athens. They also pick up a stowaway - a young, American boy.

Meanwhile, a young American female singer has gone missing. Her mother (who is a VERY ambitious woman) and her press agent refused her a holiday, so she ran away. They take the story to the press, and her mother traces a phone call to the singer’s whereabouts. So, off they go in pursuit.

As the first half of the show draws to a close, we find out the young American boy is actually the young American girl, Barbara, who is missing. Mayhem ensues as the lead character, Don falls for Barbara, and the travellers cross through Switzerland, Italy, and into Greece trying to keep one step ahead of Barbara’s mother.

Eventually, when the 8 bus riders reach Athens, they're arrested for kidnapping. In front of her mother and a Ballroom filled with world-press, Barbara and Don declare their love for each other and the mother accepts (after realising how 'big' Don will become). The show ends with a beach party on a Greek beach with everyone very much enjoying their well-deserved holiday!

 


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MUSICAL NUMBERS

ACT ONE  
Overture Band
Foot Tapper (Is It Still Raining?) Wilf, Edwin, Cyril, Steve, Cafe Customers
In The Country Don, Steve, Cyril & Edwin
Seven Days To A Holiday Don, Steve, Cyril, Edwin, Marjorie, Malcolm & Bus Mechanics
Summer Holiday Don, Steve, Cyril, Edwin & Ensemble
Gee Whizz It's You Mimsie, Alma & Angie
Let Us Take You For A Ride Don, Steve, Cyril, Edwin, Mimsie, Alma & Angie
Constantly Barbara & Backing Vocalists
I Could Easily Fall In Love With You Steve & Backing Vocalists
Time Drags By Steve, Cyril & Edwin
Bachelor Boy Don, Steve, Cyril & Edwin
Dancing Shoes Angie, Mimsie, Alma & Backing Vocalists
We Say Yeah Don & Backing Vocalists
   
ACT TWO  
Move It Edwin
A Swinging Affair Don, Barbara & Backing Vocalists
I’ve Got  Funny Feeling Edwin, Alma, Angie, Cyril, Mimsie & Steve
Living Doll Barbara, Cyril, Edwin, Steve, Don, Angie, Alma & Mimsie
Lei Vuole Ballare Wedding Singer & Ensemble
Do You Wanna Dance Ensemble
La La La Song Stella, Jerry & Ensemble
The Young Ones Don & Barbara
Summer Holiday (Reprise) Mimsie, Cyril, Alma, Steve, Don, Edwin & Angie
The Next Time Don & Barbara
Big News Don & Reporters
I'm The Only One Mimsie, Alma & Angie
Finale & Bows: On The Beach, Summer Holiday (Reprise)
& Do You Wanna Dance (Reprise)
Don & Ensemble

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