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Rodgers and Hart and Hammerstein

Before Rodgers and Hammerstein, there was Rodgers and Hart. Sarah Wooley's drama recounts the tumultuous story of the unravelling of one partnership and the birth of another.

By Sarah Wooley.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein had one of the most famous musical partnerships of the 20th century – creating THE SOUND OF MUSIC and OKLAHOMA! But before Rodgers and Hammerstein, there was Rodgers and Hart.

With a string of hits to their name, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart were the kings of Broadway. But by Christmas 1940, the strain was starting to show.

Award-winning writer Sarah Wooley (VICTIM, THE NATIONAL) tells the tumultuous story of the unravelling of one partnership and the birth of another.

Starring Jamie Parker (HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, THE HISTORY BOYS).

Dick Rodgers .... Jamie Parker
Larry Hart .... Paul Chahidi
Oscar Hammerstein .... Nathan Osgood
Dorothy Rodgers .... Emma Handy
George Abbott .... Roger Ringrose
'Doc' Bender .... Stefan Adegbola
Terry Helburn .... Jane Whittenshaw
Frederick Loewe .... Ian Dunnett Jnr
Alice .... Jo Patmore
Waiter .... Hasan Dixon

Pianist: Peter Ringrose
Technical Producers: Anne Bunting, Jenni Burnett, Cal Knightley
Writer: Sarah Wooley
Director: Abigail le Fleming

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1 hour, 29 minutes

Last on

Sun 27 Dec 2020 19:30

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  • Sun 27 Dec 2020 19:30

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