CCADS goes on the road

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From Tuesday, Hayling’s Station Theatre plays host to the UK amateur premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s Road Show.

Having presented rare local productions of Sondheim’s works before that include an acclaimed run of Passion, CCADS now take on his latest musical.

Sondheim worked with his Assassins collaborator John Weidman on Road Show, which was first seen in New York in 2008 and at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory in 2011.

Spanning 40 years from the Alaskan Gold Rush in the 1890s to the Florida Real Estate Boom in the 1930s, Road Show tells the tale of the true story of Addison and Wilson Mizner, two brothers who are constantly looking for the next way to strike it rich. This quest will change their lives in unexpected ways …

CCADS Artistic Director John-Paul McCrohon plays Wilson alongside Pete Westmorland, leading man in CCADS’ production of Birdsong (Best Amateur Drama, News Guide Awards, 2015), as Addison.

Road Show is at 7.30pm from June 2-6. Tickets £10-12, call (023) 9246 6363.