Archives - Pal Joey

by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart
Book by John O’Hara, based on a series of stories in The New Yorker

Directed by Jack Wood
Musical Director Jeremy Lowkes

Saturday 1st – Saturday 8th February 1992 in the Auditorium

Pal Joey was the twenty-sixth of the twenty-seven musicals written by Rodgers and Hart in their quarter-century partnership. Its first performance in 1940 received mixed reviews, partly because with its radical approach of integrating the plot with the songs and having the first musical “anti-hero”, it seemed ahead of its time. But at its first major revival in 1952 it was hailed as the milestone it was.

It remains the most biting, daring thing Rodgers and Hart wrote, as good to look at and listen to today as it was fifty years ago; brilliant, sardonic and strikingly original, with songs that are a unique, satisfying blend of Rodgers’ warm lyricism and Hart’s street-urchin toughness.

Part of the Barn’s 1991/1992 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Joey Evans-John Cook
Mike Spears-Ray Newton
The Kid-Karen Ashbolt
Gladys Bumps-Jan Sayer
Dottie-Jenny Miles
Diane-Tiffany While
Francine-Debra Massey
Adele-Deborah Smith
Linda English-Julie Saunders
Sandra-Lesley Bilton
Walter-Nigel Rive
Vera Simpson-Carol Monzeglio
Mr Armour-David Dundon
Mrs Swift-Shirley Thompson
Mr Swift-Louis Davis
Ernest-Louis Davis
Lady Assistant-Siobhán Hill Elam
The Voice of Scholtz-David Shaw
Delivery Boy-Lesley Bilton
Melba Snyder-Amanda Smith
Doorman-David Dundon
Ludlow Lowell-Keith Thompson
Police Commissioner O’Brien-Ray Newton
Passing Lady at the Pet Shop-Janet While
Chauffeur-Nigel Rive

Creative team

Director-Jack Wood
Musical Director-Jeremy Lowkes
Choreography-Amanda Smith
Set Design-Jack Wood
Lighting Design-Louis Davis
Sound Design-David Shaw
Costume Design-Janet While
Stage Manager-Mel Dixon
Assistant Stage Managers-David Dundon
Nigel Rive
Sara While
Peggy Thompson
Lighting Operator-Shirley Shaw
Follow-Spot Operator-David Shaw
Wardrobe Assistants-Joan Bird
Julia Goodall
Sue Jones
Deborah Thompson
Sara While
Properties-Irene Gill
Properties Assistants-Mary-Jo Gill
Bernie Potts
Mo Potts
Set Construction-Pat Finch
Louis Davis
Ken Coppock
Production Secretary-Shirley Thompson


Piano-Jeremy Lowkes
Trumpet-Ian Muncey
Trombone-Eddie Thompson
Sax/Clarinet-Julie Muncey
Bass-Nigel Benson
Drums-Geoff Niven
Pre-Overture Rodgers and Hart piano selection played-Louis Davis

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