Season 70

Brewster's Millions

By Edwards & Gaul
22 - 24 March, 2018

Cast

Synopsis

The plot revolves around Montgomery Brewster, a young man who inherits a million pounds from his rich grandfather. Shortly after, his grandmother, who hated Brewster's grandfather (a long-held grudge stemming from the grandfather's disapproval of the marriage of Brewster's parents) also dies. The grandmother’s will stipulates that Monty Brewster will inherit 10 million dollars, but only under the condition that he keeps none of the grandfather's money. Brewster is required to spend every penny of his grandfather's million before his next birthday, resulting in no assets or property held from the wealth at the end of that time. If Brewster meets these terms, he will gain the full 10 million; if he fails, he remains penniless. Moreover, Brewster is not allowed to confide in anyone due to the strict conditions imposed by his grandmother’s will. Complicating matters is the disapproval of the beautiful Barbara Drew and Monty’s growing affection for his childhood friend, Peggy Gray.  


Cast

Monty Bewster
THEO CONNOLLY
Peggy Gray
DAISY SMITH
Barbara Drew
LYDIA AITKEN
Mike Porter
JACOB CAMPBELL-KEALY
Grace Harvey
GENEVIEVE GAUL
Miss McCaffrey
Katy MCENHILL
Mr Grant
OWEN WRAY
Mr Ripley
TED PEDLEY
M/P Splendide
GABE BOWDEN
Joe Bragdon
ELLIOT MAWSON
Archie Smith
DANIEL BURNISTON
Nopper Harrison
HENRY COTSON
Violet Drew
ELEANOR MAYNARD
Mrs Gray
ALICE MAYNARD
Colonel Drew
EDWIN HUGHES
Lucille
SAFFRON INGHAM
Mabel
PHOEBE COOKSON
Cassie
NANCY WILSON
Bob Hackett
SAM PERKINS
April Showers
EMILY WARD
Pauline Pettingill
ALICIA RHODES
Ellis
BEN POTTER
Courier
TOM FIDDLER
Hayward
LEO DAVIS
Moss
ADAM SAINS
Stevens
BEN CURTIS
Miss Fitz
CHARLOTTE McENHILL
Rawles
CHARLIE PARTOVI
Miss Dexter
MARTHA MAYNARD
Miss Carrington
KEIRA HOWARD
Laurence
OLIVER HARDAKER
Drunk Man
ELLIOT MALONEY
Director
SALLY EDWARDS

Greek Chorus

Ellie Aitken
Freddie Bullock
Keir Claxton
Beth Edwards
Martha Edwards
Millie Fearnley
Amelia Fullerton
Marianna Low
Lexie McKerchar
Sarah Paley
Nathan Pickstone
Rebecca Potter

Hotel Staff

Bethan Bryan
Eleanor Fillingham
Estelle George
Joanna Rowley


Director's Notes

The novel of Brewster’s Millions was written in 1902 and has been adapted for the stage and cinema many times with the 1985 Richard Pryor film being perhaps the best-remembered by many. Last year’s Kaleidoscope production, Salem, was very well-received but we decided that, for our 2018 production, our youth cast needed something light and frivolous with a touch of glamour -hence our choice of the 1920s as our setting. The perennial problem of finding something comedic with a cast of 48 led me to the novel of Brewster’s Millions. It in many ways reminded me of our 2014 adaptation of Around The World in Eighty Days in that we could provide all our talented cast with a named role as well as having large chorus scenes and a few songs. We have enjoyed rehearsals very much which I hope shows in the performances and the entertainment you get from watching.


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