‘MR STINK’ BY DAVID WALLIAMS LIVE ON STAGE – UK TOUR DIRECT FROM LONDONS WEST END
This summer Sam Bradshaw Productions has teamed up with Chickenshed to present a brand new musical adaptation of David Walliams’ acclaimed best-selling book, ‘MR STINK’.
The very kind, but lonely, 12 year old Chloe invites the homeless Mr Stink and his dog, Duchess, to leave behind the wooden bench where they have taken up residence and secretly move into her family’s shed. Matters become more complicated when Chloe’s mother – who has unfulfilled political ambitions – tries to take credit for Chloe’s generosity. And precisely who is Mr Stink, anyway? And now this imaginative and heart-warming show is hitting the road, following Chickenshed’s successful six week run at their own venue last summer. Sam Bradshaw and Chickenshed’s Artistic Director Lou Stein are absolutely in agreement about the importance of touring this diverse company’s high calibre of work, which combines in this production with David Walliams’ wonderfully subversive writing to create a unique and unforgettable experience for young audiences across the UK.
David Walliams is a huge supporter of Chickenshed’s work, and Mr Stink is the second of his hugely popular novels that Chickenshed has adapted for the stage, in an original and touching musical version. David is delighted that this important and engaging show will reach new audiences this summer. “I love Chickenshed. They are, without doubt, one of the best theatre companies in the world. I am so proud to be associated with them and the inspirational work they do” DAVID WALLIAMS We are also delighted to announce that renowned British presenter, broadcaster and journalist JEREMY VINE, will be making his professional acting debut with a cameo performance. Join Chickenshed this summer for a brilliantly staged musical version of a warm-hearted and extremely funny story. We guarantee that you will laugh, you will cry and you might well also want to hold your nose!!
Cast and Production Team Mr Stink … Bradley Davis Duchess the Dog … Phil Constantinou Chloe Crumb … Lucy Mae Beacock Annabelle Crumb … Courtney Dayes Mother Crumb … Belinda McGuirk Sir Dave … Jeremy Vine Father Crumb … Ashley Driver Raj … Goutham Rohan Rosamund … Louise Connolly Mr Stern … Finn Walters Prime Minister … Michael Bossisse Ensemble … Cara McInanny, Bethany Hamlin & Demar Lambert
Production Team Adaptor and Director: Lou Stein Producer: Sam Bradshaw Set & Costume Design: Keith Dunne Technical Manager and Lighting Design: Andrew Caddies Composer: Dave Carey Lyrics: Lou Stein Vocal Director: Fiona Carey Production Manager: Zeeta Jacobs Choreographer: Dina Williams Movement Director: Tiia-Mari Makinen Costume: Emma Gale Sound: Phil Haines Carpenter: James Gallagher
Touring Production Team Company Stage Manager: Jason Bentermn Tour Technician: Joe Massey Assistant Stage Manager: Aylssia Jones
Pre tour performances at Chickenshed Friday 19th July at 7pm | Saturday 20th July at 3pm and 7pm
Cheltenham Everyman 22 – 27July. Shrewsbury Theatre Severn, Walker 29 – 31 July. Gordon Craig Theatre Stevenage 1 – 3 August.
Southport Floral Hall 9 – 11 August. Southampton Nuffield Theatre 12 – 14 August. Barnstaple Queens Theatre 16 – 18 August. Bolton Albert Halls 20 – 23 August. Watersmeet Theatre Rickmansworth 25 – 27 August. Llaneli Lyric Theatre 28 – 30 August. TWITTER – @Stinkytour FACEBOOK – /MrStinkTour