The award-winning team that brought us "Jekyll & Hyde" now join together to bring us this stunning musical rarely performed. Full of Charleston, wonderful music, humour, and many character parts for all, this is a great one for COS to get its teeth into.
Based on the 1929 Vicki Baum novel and play, "Menschen im Hotel" (People in a Hotel), and the subsequent 1932 MGM feature film, the musical focuses on events taking place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin, and the intersecting stories of the eccentric guests of the hotel, including a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor; an honest businessman gone bad, and a typist dreaming of Hollywood success.
The show's 1989 Broadway production garnered 12 Tony Award nominations, winning five, including best direction and choreography for Tommy Tune. The show became the first American musical since 1985's "Big River" to top 1,000 performances on Broadway.
COS has been performing in Cirencester since 1952 and is a home for talented performers, innovative technicians, wonderful musicians and many more, all who love theatre.
We are an award-winning amateur company, who perform twice a year in The Barn Theatre, a newly renovated theatre in the heart of Cirencester, with some of the best facilities in the region.
“There was certainly nothing, what so ever that was amateur about this show. The standard of singing from the principal characters, combined with the costumes, clever set and excellent orchestra made for an amazing production.” Jekyll & Hyde 2016