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      July 24, 2018 - July 28, 2018

       

      Pier 8, Salford Quays
      Salford, Manchester M50 3AZ

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      Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical

      DUSTY, the landmark new musical based on the authorised biography of Dusty Springfield will have its world premiere at Theatre Royal Bath in June 2018 before dates at The Lyceum in Sheffield, Newcastle Theatre Royal, and The Lowry in Salford. With a fiercely funny and emotionally charged script from BAFTA and Olivier nominated writer Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Coronation Street), DUSTY will be directed by Olivier Award-winner Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along, Stepping Out) and star Katherine Kingsley (Piaf, Singin' in the Rain) in what promises to be a career-defining performance celebrating the music of a lifetime. Further casting will be announced in due course. Featuring many of Dusty Springfield's blazingly soulful pop hits, including I Only Want to Be with You, Son of a Preacher Man and You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, DUSTY celebrates the extraordinary and vivacious woman whose timeless voice immortalised her as "one of Britain's most successful female singers" (The Telegraph). DUSTY originates from the notes and memoirs of the late singer's close friend and manager Vicki Wickham, as well as conversations with her lifelong personal assistant Pat Rhodes, and friend and record company executive Tris Penna. London born Dusty Springfield's career started in the late 1950's. She soon became known across the world for her soulful voice and iconic look with hits spanning four decades. Her 1969 masterpiece ''Dusty In Memphis' is considered one of the greatest albums of all time and Dusty has been inducted into both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. Jonathan Harvey wrote his first play in 1987, and has since written over 15 more, including Babies, Boom Bang-A-Bang and Beautiful Thing, which was later made into an acclaimed film. He has been the recipient of the Evening Standard, George Devine and John Whiting Awards, and his work has been both Bafta- and Olivier-nominated. Jonathan's extensive television writing includes Coronation Street, on which he has worked since 2004, Beautiful People and Gimme, Gimme, Gimme. He has also written for shows as diverse as Rev, Shameless, At Home With The Braithwaites, The Catherine Tate Show and Tracey Ullman's Show. He has also published five novels and been hailed as 'the new theatrical voice of his generation'.

      Cost: 15.00 to 39.00

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