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Parade

Wed 1st to Sat 4th October 2014

Putney Arts Theatre
Ravenna Road
Putney SW15

Director: Tom Cane
Musical Director: Steven Geraghty
Choreographer: Lara Bunting

Read the NODA review 

About the show

The tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man accused of murder is brought to emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Broadway composer, Jason Robert Brown.

In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan, a factory worker under his employ. Already guilty in the eyes of everyone around him, a sensationalist publisher and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience, and, eventually, his assimilated Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.

Daring, innovative and bold, PARADE won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 2000. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.

The cast includes:

Leo Frank - Stephen Guilfoyle
Lucille Frank - Katy Jackson
Frankie Epps - Jamie Wright
Mary Phagan - Emma Slater
Governor Slaton - Alex Dee
Sally Slaton - Cassie Pearson
Hugh Dorsey - Toby Thorp
Luther Rosser - Russell Hughes
Tom Watson - Peter Beaven
Britt Craig - Kevin Sherwin
Judge Roan - Jason Thomas
Iola Stover - Catherine Taylor
Essie - Rosie Orchard
Monteen - Alice Cairns
Mrs Phagan - Nicola Roscoe
Jim Conley - Daniel Haswell
Newt Lee - Kob Yeboah
Minnie McKnight - Bianca Lloyd-King
Starnes - Peter O'Donovan
Ivey/Young Solider - Nick Dore
Old Soldier/Ensemble - Juan Miralles
Mr Peavy/Ensemble - Neil Wease
Ensemble - Maria Lukeman, Jamie Miller, Charlotte Critchlow, Eloise Horton, Vicki Rice, Kate Chesworth, Agi Letkiewicz