Both Benedikt de La Bédoyère & Jayne Ashley will star in the London fringe production of Bye Bye Birdie this summer!
All Star Productions will present Bye Bye Birdie at Ye Olde Rose and Crown pub theatre in Walthamstow, east London, from 11 August to 4 September 2015.
The musical, which was first presented on Broadway in 1960, has music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams and book by Michael Stewart. James Hume will direct and the show has choreography by Anthony Whitman. The musical director will be Aaron Clingham.
Benedikt will play Hugo Peabody (Kim’s boyfriend or “steady” who is quite jealous of Conrad) whilst Jayne plays both Ursula Merkle (Kim’s hyperactive best friend and Conrad Birdie enthusiast) and Mae Peterson (Albert’s overbearing and prejudiced mother).
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