Summer Holiday 2005

Summer Holiday 

The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton – 2005


Based on the film Summer Holiday Stage adaptation by Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan Orchestrations by Keith Strachan Directed by Peter Yates, screenplay by Ronald Cass and Peter Myers by special arrangement with StudioCanal

1963. The year Beatlemania was born, the Profumo affair scandalised Britain and preceded the resignation of Harold Macmillan, Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and co. snatched £2.6m cash from the London to Glasgow mail train, the ‘Britain in Bloom’ campaign began, the US trounced ‘Great Britain’ 23-9 in the Ryder Cup …. and Cliff Richard and the Shadows took off on a joyous jaunt across Europe in a Routemaster bus in the film ‘Summer Holiday’. The film is now a feel-good stage musical in Michael Gyngell and Mark Haddigan’s adaptation, with Don and his fellow London Transport bus mechanics journeying through Paris, the Alps, Italy and then Greece, along the way picking up three young girls in a clapped-out Morris Minor and a young American pop star on the run from her domineering mother, and all to the strains of a hit-filled score featuring In the Country, Summer Holiday, I Could Easily Fall in Love with You, Bachelor Boy, Move It, Living Doll, The Young Ones and On the Beach. A real taste of Great British nostalgia to a score your audiences will already know and love!

Cast List

Don – Nigel Parkinson

Edwin – Ben Handley

Cyril – Daniel Summers

Steve – Leon Davies

Alma – Helen Watts

Mimsie – Rebecca Thorne

Angie – Rachel Horton

Barbara – Emma Davis

Stella – Eileen Woolley

Jerry – David Hill

Wilf – Michael Brown

Sandra – Chris Sandhu

Marjorie – Melanie Glazzard

Malcolm – Jonathon Dudley

Jean D’Arm – Adam Lacey

WPC – Claire Badger

Commander – Chris Ingley

Guard – Geoff Bird

Bride – Melanie Glazzard

Groom – Jeremy Taylor


Claire Badger, Laura Canadine, Kimberley Fletcher, Sarah Moors, Jodie Richards, Louise Shriane, Lydia Stringer, Emily Summers, Sarah Watts

Customs Man – Chad Horton

Wrightmore – Michael Brown

Announcer – Michael Brown


The Company

Claire Badger

Dianne Bending

Paul Bickerton

Janet Bingham

Geoff Bird

Michael Brown

Zoe Bunn

Laura Canadine

Margeret Carter

Sheila Clift

Ben Cole

Beth Davies

Pam DeAbreu

Jonathon Dudley

Elizabeth Finney

Kimberley Fletcher

Melanie Glazzard

Julia Gough

Joan Harris

Linda Higgs

Jennie Hill

Chad Horton

Chris Ingley

Adam Lacey

Jacqueline Lacey

Kim Lavender

Robert Leek

Beccie Lees

Natalie McDonald

Sarah Moors

Gary Powell

Tracey Powell

Jodie Richards

Chris Sandhu

Cameron Sharp

Beckie Shillam

Louise Shriane

Kirsty Somers

Lydia Stringer

Emily Summers

Joe Summers

Jeremy Taylor

Brian Taylor

Kathryn Trigg

Joey Walter

Sarah Watts

Production Team

Director & Choreographer – Mike Capri

Musical Director – Tim Harding