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Following their 2017 South West premiere production, Exit Stage Left are proud to return to the Rondo with a second run of Dennis T. Giacino’s hilarious off-Broadway hit Disenchanted!

DISENCHANTED IS a blockbuster, loaded with creative comedy, outrageous hilarity,  tasteful lyrical parodies embedded in plush Broadway-pop style tunes expertly delivered by a bevy of famous princesses who  know how to work a crowd:  “A royal vaudeville, if you will;  A spellbinding variety show; A musical extravaganza;  An all-star revue.”

This fast-paced musical features an all-star line-up of legendary fairy-tale characters whose lives are anything but happily-ever-after.  In a format reminiscent of a Vegas Strip comedy nightclub act, the Disney Divas (who are now public domain) each spill their individual beans about the challenges and struggles behind their Princessdom, and in sisterhood solidarity, reveal taboo, tiara-tainting tabloid truths behind their iconic facades.

After multiple sold-out runs in America, these royal renegades toss off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical from the USA of A to Bath for its second outing– fairy tales will never be the same!

Disenchanted has an all female cast and production team, something that is very rare in the TV and theatre world.  The show is directed by Alison McCausland, musically directed by Lauren Davies and choreographed by Rachel Bosomworth.  They have assembled a cracking cast to play the sassy princesses who have a bone to pick with the way they’ve been portrayed.

Playing the ringleader, Snow White, is Leah Farmer who hails from Weston Super Mare.  She has made a name for herself in that area, performing with Weston Super Mare Operatic Society and Sunshine Productions and also further afield at Bridgwater with Bridgwater Amateur Operatic Society and Muses.  Leah has played a number of different roles, most notably, The Lady in the Lake in Spamalot, for which she recently won Best Supporting Actress at the Rose Bowl Awards, Lena Lamont in Singing in the Rain and Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray.  Leah gained many new fans in Bath after appearing in Edges with ESL last summer and is delighted to be reprising her role of Snow White.

Rachel Bosomworth is playing the ditzy Cinderella as well as choreographing the show.  She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the David Beach Awards last year for her portrayal of Marcy in ESL’s Dogfight at the Rondo.  She has also played lead roles with Sodbury Vale Musical Comedy Club, KLOG and Not Another Theatre Company. Recent roles include Lucy the Slut in Avenue Q, Sukie in The Witches of Eastwick and Doralee in 9 to 5. Rachel also writes and produces her own shows receiving great critical acclaim.

Narcoleptic Sleeping Beauty is played by Louise Couzens in her first role with Exit Stage Left.  She is a new member to the cast of Disenchanted and has really enjoyed rehearsing for this show.   She will never see Pinocchio in the same light again.  Louise has performed in lead roles with groups such as Dursley Operatic Society and Bristol Amateur Operatic Society and Bristol Musical Comedy Club, playing exciting roles such as The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot, Connie in Made In Dagenham and Aunt Rosie in The Wedding Singer.

Playing the roles of Belle, Little Mermaid and Rapunzel is ESL favourite, Jane Morgan, who has appeared in their last five musicals.  She has also appeared with Zenith, Spare Room Theatre, BLOG and Not Another Theatre Company.   Last year Jane was delighted to win the Best Youth Actress Award at the David Beach Awards for her portrayal of Little Sally in Spare Room’s critically acclaimed production of Urinetown.  She was also nominated again this year for her role as the imaginatively named Woman 1 in Edges. 

Sam Thorp is playing Mulan, Pocohontas and Princess Baldroubador.  She has appeared with Exit Stage Left in Heart and Music stealing the show with her moving portrayal of Adam Gwon’s “I’ll Be Here.”.  She was a part of the hugely successful Musical Youth Theatre Company playing roles such as Dorothy in The WizAnita in West Side Story (a role which she reprised for BODS in Bath’s Theatre Royal) and Pitti Sing in Hot Mikado.  She most recently appeared in Spare Room Theatre’s Spring Awakening.  Sam thoroughly enjoyed our first run of Disenchanted last year and can’t wait to do it again.

Natasha is another newcomer to the cast and is playing The Princess Who Kissed the Frog.  She was unable to play it last time due to show commitments but she is excited to be playing a part she is made for.   Natasha has been seen many times in the local area, appearing as Motormouth in Hairspray with BODS.  She has also played roles in other companies such as Bristol Light Opera Club, BAOS, Glastonbury & Street Musical Comedy Society, Weston Operatic, Worle Operatic, Theatreworx and Sunshine Productions.  Favourite roles include Deloris in Sister Act, Gary Coleman in Avenue Q and Lead Diva in Priscilla Queen of the Desert

The cast will be accompanied by accomplished Musical Director, Lauren Davies, who has quickly made a name for herself in Bath and surrounding areas gaining multiple Best Musical Director nominations at the David Beach Awards. She has recently musically directed My Fair Lady at Bristol Hippodrome with BLOC Productions and is currently MD for their production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which takes place in September.

Director, Alison McCausland, who is a recent winner of the David Beach Award for Best Director, says “We are so lucky to have such a talented cast and production team.  Their talent and dedication is second to none so audiences are in for a treat.   We had such great feedback last time and are delighted to return to the Rondo who always make us feel so welcome.  Don’t miss this hilarious show.”


“Disenchanted” can be seen at the Rondo Theatre, Larkhall, from the 17th til 21st July, 2018 at 8pm.   Tickets can be bought from the Rondo Theatre, online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/rondotheatre or by phoning 0333 666 3366


A fabulous farrago of fantastically funny fine-tuned feminist fun. A 5-Star show. Unmissable.” Theatre Bath

  

Never a dull moment. Don’t miss it.” Bath Echo