We’re just over two weeks away from opening night of On the Twentieth Century so here’s a first look some of the characters!
Hot on the heels of the astonishing Broadway revival, On the Twentieth Century is a sparkling, fast-paced and witty screwball comedy with book and lyrics by the team behind Singing in the Rain and music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Little Me, City of Angels).
Set in the 1920s, it focuses on egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffee and his volatile personal and professional relationship with the arrogant film actress Lily Garland. After four flops in a row, Jaffee is facing ruin. He books a suite on the luxury train the Twentieth Century Limited, heading from Chicago to New York City. Also on board are Garland and her new beau, narcissistic heartthrob Bruce Granit. Jaffee hopes he can lure Garland back to the stage and salvage his sinking career. She is just as determined to escape his charm and a hysterical battle of wits begins.
The show opens on Tuesday 25th October and runs every evening until Saturday 29th with an additional matinee on the Saturday. Friday 28th October is Gala Night and all audience members will get a free programme plus a glass of bubby in the interval.
Don’t miss the train – buy your tickets online now!
Thank you to everyone who took part in the auditions for the screwball comedy On the Twentieth Century. We’re delighted to announce our cast, which includes both familiar Geoids faces we’re delighted to work with again and a number of very welcome newcomers.
Lily Garland – Rachel Benton
Oscar Jaffee – George Still
Oliver Webb – Kevin Murray
Owen O’Malley – Lewis Simington
Letitia Primrose – Grace Iglesias Fernandez
Bruce Granit – Dan Geller
Conductor Flannigan – Paul Brookland Williams
Max Jacobs – Sean Westwood
Congressman Lockwood – Ed Steward
Dr Johnson – Katy Robinson
Imelda Thornton – Romana Moss
Agnes – Kathryn Hyde
Ensemble (performing various featured roles)
Hannah Parker Smith
On the Twentieth Century runs every evening from Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October at the Bridewell Theatre, with an additional matinee performance on the Saturday. Find out more about the show.
On the Twentieth Century workshop and audition notice
The audition notice for our October production of On the Twentieth Century is now available!
We will be holding a pre-audition workshop at 7pm on Thursday 2nd June at Bishopsgate Institute. You’ll be able to get more information about the show and the audition process and meet the production team. Information and materials shared at the workshop will be available afterwards.
First round auditions are on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Monday 18th July, with callbacks Sunday 24th July. Please note there is a session for advanced dancers on the Saturday morning. First round auditions will be held at Bishopsgate Institute and callbacks will be held at St. Gabriel’s Halls in Pimlico.
When: Workshop: 2 June at 7pm. Auditions: 15, 16 and 18 July. Callbacks: 24 July.
Where: Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 4QH
To register your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which audition slot you would like. Full details are in the audition notice, available here.
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It’s had an acclaimed revival on Broadway and now it’s coming to London!
On the Twentieth Century is a screwball comedy with book and lyrics by the team behind Singin’ in the Rain and music by Cy Coleman, who brought us Sweet Charity and City of Angels.
Set on a luxury train in the 1920s, it focuses on egomaniacal theatre producer Oscar Jaffee and his volatile personal and professional relationship with the arrogant film actress Lily Garland.
On the Twentieth Century is a show with a big sound, farcical comedy, and classic choreography.
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