First Look: Rehearsal images: Octagon Theatre Bolton’s production of Summer Holiday – Opening 31 May

Octagon Theatre Bolton have released rehearsal images for the forthcoming site-specific production of Summer Holiday. This will be the first time the musical has been staged as a site-specific production.

The production’s cast features Michael Peavoy (Into the WoodsRoyal Exchange Theatre, Manchester and Sweeney Todd, West Yorkshire Playhouse); Eleanor Brown (Singin’ in the rain, Bolton Octagon/Salisbury Playhouse/New Vic and The Wipers Times, Watermill Theatre);  Greg Last (Sweet Charity, New Wolsey Theatre); David Heywood (Sleeping Beauty The Rock and Roll Panto, Theatr Clwyd and Mike Leigh’s forthcoming film Peterloo); Isobel Bates (Oh What A Lovely War, Oldham Coliseum ); Luke Thornton (Dusty, Charing Cross Theatre and Footloose UK Tour, Sell A Door ); Sarah Workman (Three Minute Heroes, Belgrade Theatre ); Alexander Bean (Teddy, Southwark Playhouse); Robert Jackson (Threepenny Opera, Railway Children and A Christmas Carol, Octagon Theatre) and Barbara Hockaday (Singin’ in the rain, Bolton Octagon/Salisbury Playhouse/New Vic and Rebecca, Kneehigh ). All the cast will play additional roles.

During a miserable wet British summer, Don arrives with a borrowed double-decker bus ready to take his friends on a journey to sunny Athens. Join us as we tell the story of their summer adventure beginning in Bolton’s new interchange before we take you on a musical bus journey to the Octagon Theatre to see the conclusion of Don’s fun-filled summer escapade across Europe.

The production will be directed by Octagon Theatre’s Artistic Director Elizabeth Newman and Ben Occhipinti.

Summer Holiday will be playing at Bolton Interchange and Octagon Theatre between Thu 31 May – Sat 23 June

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