On the Twentieth Century

 


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Music by Cy Coleman. Book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Directed by Ryan McBryde.

Jaffee and his hapless entourage are on the run. Desperately trying to resuscitate his flat-lining career he books a carriage on the Twentieth Century Limited, the world's most famous express train, bound for New York.

In the next carriage resides his former sweetheart turned Hollywood starlet Lily Garland. Now Oscar has just 16 hours to entice the egotistical Lily back on to the stage, as the leading lady in his next show.

Oscar's financial ruin hangs in the balance and a jealous lover is on the loose. Offered funding by religious fanatic Letitia Peabody Primrose, Jaffee's dreams fall into a glorious, and by turns hilarious, balancing act of keeping everyone happy. Set against a backdrop of the great American Depression of the 1930s, what unfolds is a tongue-in-cheek fairy tale of the pitfalls of producing theatre when cash is tight and private money comes at an unavoidable cost.

  • Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Sat & Sun 2.30pm
  • £16.50 (conc £13.50)

Where

Union Theatre
Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR
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Box office: 020 7261 9876

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