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Goodnight Sweetheart (musical)

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Goodnight Sweetheart The Musical
Official poster of the world premiere
MusicVarious
LyricsVarious
BookLaurence Marks & Maurice Gran
Premiere2018: Brookside Theatre, Romford
Productions
  • 2018 World Premiere

Goodnight Sweetheart The Musical is a jukebox musical based on the award-winning BBC TV comedy series of the same name and written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. The musical follows the story of unlikely time traveler Gary Sparrow, and features songs from the 1940's and 1980's.

Original Production[edit | edit source]

The production debuted at the Brookside Theatre[1], Romford on Saturday 15th September 2018.

This long anticipated musical[2][3][4][5] was written by Laurence Marks (British writer) and Maurice Gran, one of Britain's leading comedy writing partnerships and the duo behind Birds of a Feather, The New Statesman and Shine On Harvey Moon and was cited by the BBC as one of the "theatre shows you won't want to miss in 2018."[6]. Marks & Gran also wrote the musicals Dreamboats and Petticoats and Save The Last Dance For Me (musical).

Character List[edit | edit source]

The characters in 'Goodnight Sweetheart The Musical' are as follows:

  • Gary Sparrow - TV Repairman and Time Traveler extraordinaire, an unlikely hero
  • Yvonne Sparrow - his strong-willed and business-focused wife
  • Ron Wheatcroft - Gary's best friend
  • Phoebe Bamford - an East End barmaid in the 1940's
  • Eric - Phoebe's dad and landlord of the Royal Oak
  • Reg Deadman - an amiable 1940's copper
  • Michelle - Yvonne's friend
  • Stella - another of Yvonne's friends
  • Norma - Phoebe's friend
  • Maureen - another of Phoebe's friends
  • Castlemaine - a one-armed spiv and WW1 veteran
  • Jack Fortune - the keeper of the Time Warp

Cast Members[edit | edit source]

Original casts[edit | edit source]

Characters World Premiere
(2018)
Gary Sparrow Jai Sepple
Yvonne Sparrow Madelaine Jennings
Ron Wheatcroft Steven Crouch
Phoebe Bamford Kirsty Cherrett
Eric Steve Probert
Reg Deadman Jonny Buxton
Michelle Charlee Randall
Stella Sydney Price
Norma Jade Flack
Maureen Louise Kempson
Castlemaine Bob Pamplin
Jack Fortune David Ward
Dirk / Donald Lewis Sheldrake

Plot synopsis[edit | edit source]

Music[edit | edit source]

2018 World Premiere[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Brookside Theatre homepage". Brookside Theatre homepage. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  2. "Goodnight Sweetheart The Musical to launch in 2018". Comedy Feed. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. "Goodnight Sweetheart: The Musical becomes a reality". Chortle. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. "Goodnight Sweetheart The Musical to launch in 2018". comedy.co.uk. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. Masters, Tim (2013-11-17). "Goodnight Sweetheart: Musical future for time travel show?". BBC News. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  6. Youngs, Ian (2017-12-28). "The theatre shows you won't want to miss in 2018". BBC News. Retrieved 20 September 2018.

Category:2018 musicals Category:Jukebox musicals Category:British musicals

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