Meet Me In St Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis

Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane

06 Jun - 04 Jul 2020

Description

Meet Me in St Louis is one of MGM’s most endearing musicals, with Judy Garland at the peak of her career and a rip-roaring score, containing showstoppers Meet Me in St Louis, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Under the Bamboo Tree – and the clang-clanging crowd-pleaser, The Trolley Song.

The plot centres on a well-to-do family, the Smiths. It’s 1903 and they are looking forward to the World’s Fair in St Louis, the moment when the international spotlight will shine on the city.

But amidst the excitement, the two elder Smith daughters, Rose and Esther, are in agony: waiting for their boyfriends to declare their love. Meanwhile there’s another fly in the ointment: could they be forced to change their lives by leaving St Louis?

Cast

Mr and Mrs Smith: Alex Bourne and Rebecca Thornhill
Their family:
Agnes: Palmer Newson and Drew Hylton
Lon Jr: Shem Hamilton

Creatives

Conductor: John Rigby
Director: Jo Davies
Set Designer: Francis O’Connor
Costume Designer: Gabrielle Dalton
Choreographer: Tom Jackson Greaves
Casting director: Christopher Worrall

 

Music and lyrics: Hugh Martin (1914-2011) & Ralph Blane (1914-1995)

Book: Hugh Wheeler based on The Kensington stories by Sally Benson and the MGM motion picture Meet Me in St Louis, 1944

First performance: 2 November 1989, George Gershwin Theatre, Broadway

UK premiere: 11 December 2013, Landor Theatre, Clapham

A musical in two acts with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

BBC Concert Orchestra

Members have priority booking for the season from Tuesday 22 October

Public booking opens online Monday 2 March 18:00 and by phone Tuesday 3 March 10:00

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Tickets

Saturday 6 June 2020

5:30pm

Sunday 14 June 2020

5:00pm

Wednesday 17 June 2020

6:00pm

Thursday 25 June 2020

6:00pm

Sunday 28 June 2020

5:00pm

Saturday 4 July 2020

5:30pm