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On the eve before they are shipped out to fight in the Vietnam War, a platoon of young marines engage in their traditional ‘Dogfight’: a simple game with cruel rules. Each Marine puts $50 in the pot - the one who brings the ugliest date to the party wins the money.

 

Eddie Birdlace, a careless and lost marine, and his two best friends, the inexperienced Bernstein and the crude Boland, dive head-first into the barbaric game, unaware of how the game would change their lives forever.

 

Rose Fenny, an isolated dreamer stuck as a diner waitress, and Marcy, a brash prostitute, become embroiled in this whirlwind of a night, which would force them to confront hard truths about the lives they lead.

With music written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (the award-winning composers of Dear Evan Hansen and La La Land), Dogfight is a funny, poignant, and important musical, that whilst focusing on the morality and impact of such a cruel game, comments upon the arrogant age of American Innocence that was ended by the Vietnam War.

INFORMATION

Exeter
4th-6th December 2017 at 7:30pm

OFFICIAL TRAILER

THE CAST

Charlotte Harris

Harry Butterwick

Rose

Birdlace

Boland

Grace Proctor

Michael Hogg

Nikhil Bolton-Patel

Marcy

Bernstein

Kathryn Pridgeon

Ensemble

Stuart Duncan

Sacha Mulley

Ensemble

Ensemble

Jonathan Taylor

Jed Spree

Sam Loader

Gibbs

Fector

Stevens

CREATIVE TEAM

Co-Directors

Samuel Nicholls
Jacob Hutchings

Choreographer

Sarah Dean

Vocal Coach

Mima Chesterfield

Musical Director

Beth King

PRODUCTION TEAM

Producer

Megan O'Mahony

Assistant Producer

Annabel Buckland

Stage Manager

Bo Ashby-Crane

Assistant Stage Manager

Shoshana Doherty

Sound Designer

Rachel Burrell

Lighting Designer

Olly Martin

BAND

Keys

Beth King

Guitar

James Waldron

Bass

Ryan Mulgrew

Drums

Ali Elliston

Cello

Connor Spence

Violin

Mima Chesterfield

Lighting Assistant

Mitchell Sandy

Costume

Mia Phillips

Publicity Manager

Emily-Rose Stead

Fundraising Manager

Bridie Shine

Publicity Assistant

Andrew Sharpe

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