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'The Boyfriend' is set in the roaring 20's. We find ourselves in Madame Dubonnet's Finishing School on the French Riviera. The students, 'perfect young ladies', are looking forward to a Costume Ball that evening, but Hortense, the chic French maid, is not convinced that they are as perfect as they claim.

The demure Polly Browne announces she will attend the Ball as Pierette and her secret escort will appear soon, but Polly admits to Madame Dubonnet that she has no boyfriend. Her wealthy father forbids them in case they are after the family fortune.

Polly is attracted to the messenger boy Tony, and invites him to escort her to the Ball dressed as Pierrot. As we go through the scenes, it is apparent that love is in the air. Maisie, Polly's classmate, flirts with all the boys and Jolly Lord Brockhurst has an eye for the girls but Lady Brockhurst keeps an eye on him.

During the preparations, various incidents develop and skeletons in the cupboard are revealed.

 


 

Our 2004 cast is:

 

Hortense - Shona Fraser

Maisie - Julie Dickenson

Dulcie - Lauren Hurcombe

Fay - Sarah Brown

Nancy - Fiona Wood

Polly Browne - Becki Roy

Marcel - Heather Tulloch

Pierre - Catriona Dunk

Alphonse - Emma Charleston

Madame Dubonnet - Jennifer MacLennan

Bobby Van Heusen - Graeme Scott

Percival Browne - John Brown

Tony - Calum Haig

Lord Brockhurst - Jonathon Rodgers

Lady Brockhurst - Catriona Fraser-Todd

Ice cream seller - Stewart Carter

Gendarme - Marc Mackinnon

Waiter - William Gibbs

 

Producer...June Galbraith

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Lesley Scott

 

'Smike' is adapted from Dickens' Nicholas Nickleby. It opens in a contemporary school where a new English teacher finds it difficult to gain the interest of his class. He overcomes this problem when he hits on the idea of turning the book they are studying, Nicholas Nickleby, into a musical. We are swept back in time to the misery of Dotheboys Hall, where life is a mater of survival; avoiding the leaden hand of Mr Squeers and the daily dose of brimstone and treacle.

The story ends happily with the children overpowering their captors before we return to the present day and find the class has learnt many lessons from the exercise.

 


 

Our 2005 cast is:

 

Headmaster / Mr Squeers - Jonathon Rodgers

Miss Grant / Fanny Squeers - Shona Fraser

Nicholls / Nickleby - Scott Jess

Smeeton / Smike - Marc Mackinnon

Brown / Bolder - Stewart Carter

Tubby / Wackford Squeers Jnr. - John Brown

Coates / Cobby - Sarah Page

Plank / Master Belling - Catriona Dunk

Marsh / Greymarsh - Heather Tulloch

Mr Snawley - Fraser Chalmers

Mrs Squeers - Jennifer MacLennan

Rachel - Catriona Fraser

Mr Ralph Nickleby - Stephen Campbell

Tilda - Ashley Boyle

 

Producer...Lesley Easton

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Lesley Scott

 

'Annie' is set in 1933 in the depths of the Great American depression. Annie lives in the municipal orphanage on New York's Lower East side. Miss Hannigan is the principal in charge of the orphanage and needs no lesson on being compared to the wicked witch of the West. Annie decides to escape and try and find her parents, this proves unsuccessful, however, Grace Farrell, secretary to the billionaire Oliver Warbucks, is searching for an orphan to invite back to the Warbucks' household to celebrate Christmas.

Oliver Warbucks taker to her and institutes a nationwide search to try and find the little girls real parents. Miss Hannigan interferes and primes her brother Rooster and his girlfriend, Lily, suggesting that they claim Annie as their daughter and thus the reward that goes with the information.

Rooster and Lily turn up at the Warbucks' and claim Annie and the reward. However, Grace has seen Rooster at Miss Hannigan's and smells a rat. Subsequently, the couple's fraudulent claim is exposed and we discover that Annie's parents had, in fact, died some time ago. Warbucks plans to adopt Annie and her fellow orphans are invited back to the Warbuck's home to share in the festival of Christmas, just as America looks forward to future prosperity in the wake of the depression.

 

 

Our 2006 cast is:

 

Annie - Kayley Shaw

Miss Hannigan - Shona Fraser

Bundles - Jonathon Rodgers

Dog Catcher - Christopher McFarlane

Sandy - Bobby

Lieutenant Ward - Nicole Henderson

Grace Farrell - Catriona Allison

Mrs Pugh - Jennifer MacLennan

Mrs Greer - Becki Roy

Drake - Jamie Clark

Oliver Warbucks - Stephen Campbell

Rooster - Scott Jess

Lily St. Regis - Heather Tulloch

Bert Healy - John Brown

Fred McCracken / Wacky - Ross Miller

Boylan Sisters - Heather Cunningham, Jennifer MacLennan, Becki Roy

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Jonathon Rodgers

Whitehouse Cabinet - John Brown, Jamie Clark, Hannah Easton, Christopher McFarlane, Ross Miller

 

Producer...Lesley Easton

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Amanda Clark

 
'Guys & Dolls' tells the story of Nathan Detroit, a small-town gambler who runs an illegal floating crap game, despite constant encouragement to “go straight” by Miss Adelaide, a night club singer whom he has been engaged to for 14 years. When a surge of “high rollers” comes to town, Nathan is pressured to find a place to hold his floating crap game. Due to strong police activity, namely Lt Brannigan, he can only find 1 spot, the Biltmore garage. The owner’s requirement, however, is a $1000 deposit for security, which Nathan does not have.

Nathan comes across Sky Masterson, a gambler willing to bet on virtually anything. Nathan proposes a bet which seems impossible to lose – take Sarah Brown, a straight-walking sister at the Save-a-Soul Mission, to dinner – in Cuba! Surprisingly, Sky manages to get Sarah to agree to the date, putting Nathan in an even worse position. Over the course of their date they begin to fall in love with one another.

Nathan is also struggling in his relationship with Adelaide. Tired of his lying, she walks out on him. Meanwhile Sky is having problems of his own with Sarah as their conflicting lifestyles clash. Convinced that his love for Sarah is true, Sky makes a good on a bet he made with Sarah to fill her failing mission with a dozen sinners. Also, he lies about succeeding on his original bet with Nathan and pays him the $1000. At the same time, Sky wins a bet with the guys at Nathan’s crap game that results in them having to appear at Sarah’s mission.

Sarah fatefully runs into Adelaide where the 2 realise that they cannot fight love any longer. Adelaide is relieved when Sarah mentions that Nathan had attended a service earlier in the night, which Adelaide thought he had been lying about.

 

Linlithgow Gazette show review available here!

 


 

Our 2007 cast is:

 

Sky Masterson - Euan Mason

Sarah Brown - Kathryn Russell

Nathan Detroit - Stuart Wright

Miss Adelaide - Kate Inglis

Nicely Nicely Johnson - Sandy Bain

Benny Southstreet - Michael Laird

Rusty Charlie - Ross Miller

Harry the Horse - Catriona Fraser

Angie the Ox - Heather Cunningham

Arvide Abernathy - Hannah Easton

Lt Brannigan - Jamie Clark

General Cartwright - Jane Henderson

Big Jule - Aaron Walker

Mimi - Karine Stalker

Agatha - Misha McCullagh

Calvin - Ryan Ledwidge

 

Producer...Lesley Easton

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Amanda Clark

 

'Calamity Jane' is a light hearted musical comedy which takes us back to the old West of 1876 and the story of Calamity Jane, a rootin', tootin', shootin' tomboy from the town of Deadwood. She dresses, rides, drinks and shoots like a man and when she isnt tearing up the town, Jane spends her time cussin out Wild Bill Hickock.

With a mix up at the Golden Garter Saloon one night, the plot gets under way when Jane promises proprietor Henry Miller, and the citizens of Deadwood, that she can persuade Chicago stage-star Adelaide Adams to come to Deadwood and perform. Through a case of mistaken identity, Jane persuades Adelaide's maid, Katie Brown, to come to town instead. Although Katie's true identity is discovered, she proves to be a success all the same, and out of gratitude, promises to make a 'lady' out of Jane, who is sweet on handsome Lt. Gilmartin. When the Lieutenant chooses Katie over Jane at the dance, our heroine is heartbroken until she realises that she has loved Wild Bill Hickock all along.

 

Linlithgow Gazette show review available here!

 

 

Our 2008 cast is:

 

Henry Miller - Stuart Wright

Susan - Sally Bell

Doc Pierce - Ross Miller

Wild Bill Hickock - Euan Mason

Calamity Jane - Hannah Easton

Rattlesnake - Cameron Cairns

Joe - Blair Campbell

Francis Fryer - Sandy Bain

Hank - Aaron Walker

Pete - Jane Henderson

Lt. Danny Gilmartin - Michael Laird

Adelaide Adams - Lucie Douglas

Kaite Brown - Karine Stalker

Colonel of Fort Scully - Fiona West

 

Director...Lesley Easton

Choreographer...Amanda Louise-Clark

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

20 December 2013

Children's Theatre 2014

 

LAMP Children's Theatre will present 'The Wizard of Oz' from Monday April 7th to Saturday April 12th 2014 in Linlithgow Academy Theatre.

 

We are delighted to announce that Calum Campbell (Director), Eddie MacLennan (Musical Director) and Hayley Fleming (Choreographer) team up once again to lead the children in an adventure to the 'Merry old land of Oz'.

 

 

A cast-list will be announced once audtions are complete in January with ticket booking details announced shortly after.

 

'The Wizard of Oz' tells the story of Little Dorothy Gale of Kansas, who, like so many girls of her age, often dreams of what may lie over the rainbow. One day a tornado hits her home town and carries her away to Munchkinland - a magical village which sits at the end of the rainbow.

The Munchkins hail Dorothy as a heroine. Dorothy wants to go home to Kansas and seeks the help of the kind Sorceress of the North. Only the great Wizard of Oz, says the Sorceress, can help Dorothy back to Kansas.

Dorothy persuades three friends to accompany her on the trip to the Emerald City to see the Wizard. They are Scarecrow, who lacks a brain, he thinks; the Tin Woodman, who has no heart; and the cowardly Lion, who would like to have some courage.

The Wicked Witch of the West vows vengance on Dorothy and does all she can to stop the friends getting to the Emerald City. They reach the Emerald City and manage to see the Wizard, who will only help them if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West, an impossible task. They do succeed, get all of their wishes and the Wizard accompanies Dorothy back to Kansas in a rocket ship.

 

NODA show review available here!

 


 

Our 2014 Cast is:

 

Dorothy - Hannah Ritchie

Scarecrow - Connor Watt

Tinman - Ross Wrightson

Cowardly Lion - Cameron Goodwin

Wicked Witch of the West - Lisa Hagart

Good Witch / Sorceress of the North - Chiara McDougall

Gloria -  Anna MacLeod

Growlie - Alexander Gavin

Wizard of Oz - Gordon Cervoni

Aunt Em - Freya Anderson

Uncle Henry - Alistair Oag

Farmhand - Struan McLean

Oz Lady - Megan Rough

Mayor - Matthew Callaghan

Coroner - Katie Rough

Barrister - Daisy Mackie

Munchkin Farmer - Isaac Riley

Sneezing Munchkin - Kyle Haston

Foremost General - Catherine Bain

Private - Iona Thomson

Tibia - Christie Peasley

Visiting Witch #1 - Cara Lawrence

Visiting Witch #2 - Cristina Haston

 

Director...Calum Campbell

Musical Director...Eddie MacLennan

Choreographer...Hayley Fleming

12 November 2013

Christmas Concert 2013

 

O' come all ye faithful,

Followers of LAMP,

O' come ye,

O' come ye,

To our Christmas show!!

 

Come and hear LAMP sing your favourite show tunes and Christmas Carols on Friday 6th December, 7.30pm at Queen Margaret Hall, St Michael's RC Church, Linlithgow.

 

Act 1 will feature songs from our recent and favourite shows such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, Guys & Dolls, Beauty & The Beast and Hello Dolly, to name but a few, with Act 2 featuring a selection of Christmas Carols and songs - not to mention an appearance from a rather jolly fellow in a red suit!

 

Tickets can be bought from 07949 475932 - hope to see you all there!!

 

28 August 2013

Children's Theatre

If you are interested in auditioning for our Children's Theatre then make sure your name is on our waiting list by the 8th September. Send an email to info@linlithgow-musicals.co.uk with your name, date of birth and a contact telephone number. Remember you have to be aged between 9 and 16 to join up.

Our 2013 production of Thoroughly Modern Millie will come to Linlithgow Academy Theatre on Monday 21st of October for one week only!! Tickets are on sale now and can be ordered online, by phone on 07949 475932 or through any cast member.

 

Don't delay, tickets will sell fast!!

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