New Production of High Society Opens at London's Old Vic Tonight | Playbill

News New Production of High Society Opens at London's Old Vic Tonight A new production of High Society, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and a book by Arthur Kopt based on the 1956 film of the same name, opens at London's Old Vic Theatre May 14, following previews that began April 30.

Maria Friedman, the Olivier Award winning star of the original London productions of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George and Passion who made her directorial debut with Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along two years ago in a produciton that also won an Olivier, directs.

Kate Fleetwood

The cast features Kate Fleetwood as socialite Tracy Lord, Rupert Young as her ex-husband C.K. Dexter Haven, Jamie Parker as tabloid reporter Mike Connor, Barbara Flynn as Margaret Lord and Annabel Scholey as Liz Imbrie .

Also faetured are are Ellie Bamber as Dinah Lord, Richard Griev as George Kittredge, Christopher Ravenscroft as Seth Lord, Jeff Rawle as Uncle Willie, Ricky Butt as Mavis and Paul Kemble as Chester.

The ensemble comprises John Brannoch, Omari Douglas, Claire Doyle, Chris Ellis-Stanton, Leon Kay, Sammy Kelly, Zak Nemorin, Katharine Pearson and Philippa Stefani.

 They are accompanied by Joe Stilgoe and the High Society Band.

The production is designed by Tom Pye, with lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Simon Baker and choreography by Nathan M Wright. The musical director is Theo Jamieson, with Christopher Walker as orchestrator and arranger. Casting is by Maggie Lunn, with ensemble casting by Will Burton.

To book tickets, which are on sale through Aug. 22, contact the box office on 0844 871 7628 or visit

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