By Mark Shenton
17 Oct 2012
Directed by Bill Bankes-Jones, designed by Tim Meacock and with lighting by Mark Doubleday, the cast includes Luke Alexander, Lee Boggess, Charlie Cameron, Richard Kent Chalk, Nicholas Collier, Matthew Hawksworth, Mark Inscoe, Kathryn Martin, Leo Miles, Tom Millen, Katie Moore, Gemma Page, Ellie Robertson, Tanya Stephens, Tony Timberlake and Josephine Warren.
The musical director and lead pianist is Anthony Ingle.
"Set in a sunny, happy, optimistic and often absurd 1954," press notes state, "Timothy and Jane graduate from University. Under pressure from their parents they have to find a job and a husband, respectively. Timothy's family send him off to meet a series of influential and increasingly eccentric uncles, while Jane's mother lines up a series of eligible but dull potential husbands. A chance meeting with a tramp brings the couple together as his street piano – named Minnie - gives everyone an irresistible and unstoppable urge to dance. The tramp gives Timothy the job of looking after the piano f or a month. Once the month is over and after all kinds of wonderful adventures – including a ride in a flying saucer - Minnie the piano is passed on to a new couple and Timothy and Jane's families are reconciled."
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 8237 1111, or visit www.riversidestudios.co.uk for more details.