The Drowsy Chaperone

We performed this show on 19th - 22nd October 2016 at the Z-Arts Theatre.  

The Drowsy Chaperone is a pastiche of traditional music theatre.  The "show-within-a-show" begins when a musical theatre obsessive imagines performers coming to life in his shabby apartment whilst he plays his favourite cast album, a fictitious1928 hit show called "The Drowsy Chaperone."

Throughout the performance the musical bursts to life around him as he continuously brings the audience in and out of the fantasy.

This spoof of classic zany musicals, "the funniest show you've never seen", won five Tony Awards and seven Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. South Manchester AOS had a ball performing it.


Production Team

Director - Steph Niland
Musical Director - John Barry
Choreographer - Hannah Davis

Principal Cast

Man In Chair: Kevin Proctor
Janet Van De Graaf / Jane Roberts: Kelly Harrington
Robert Martin / Percy Hyman: Andrew Ryder
The Drowsy Chaperone / Beatrice Stockwell: Vicki Clarkson
Aldolpho / Roman Bartelli: Sam McVaigh
Mr. Feldzieg / Jack Adler: Tom Guest
Kitty / Sadie Adler: Rosie Barnes
Gangsters x2 / John & Peter Tall: Chris Drayton & Oliver Pirk
Mrs. Tottendale / Ukulele Lil: Eleanor Ford
Underling / Noel Fitzpatrick: Mal Wallace 
George: Anthony Sales
Trix: Laura Sullivan
Superintendant: Patrick Massey 
All Other Parts:
Beth Abram, Nadine Arditti, Chris Auger,
Vikki Brunning, Michelle Drayton, Lucy Garner,
Christian Guerreiro, Lou Hussey, Jess Lloyd, 
Margaret Matthews, Louise Morgan, Lynne Nicoll,
Sarah Phillips, Beth Relton, Alex Re, Simon Rowbotham,
Gemma Sales.