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Making Dickie Happy - casting announced

Casting news

THE FULL cast has been announced for Jeremy Kingston’s acclaimed comedy Making Dickie Happy, which runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre from March 5 to March 30, 2013.

Playing the iconic role of the young Noel Coward is Phineas Pett (The God of Soho, Shakespeare’s Globe, Cymbeline, RSC), with Helen Duff (Dead Pile (Old Vic) as writer Agatha Christie and James Phelips (Pericles, Rose Theatre, Kingston) as Lord Louis ‘Dickie’ Mountbatten.

Joining them are David Alderman as Coward’s boyfriend Tono, Matthew Alexander as J-Boy and Rob Pomfret as Cyril.

The production will also showcase a long neglected Noel Coward song Devon, ninety years since it was first written. Performed as part of Coward’s first review in 1923, the lyrics to the song only appeared in print around 1931 with no records of the music being ever being published.

Through the endeavors of playwright Jeremy Kingston, who traced Coward’s last accompanist, Peter Greenwell, the song is now being given a new lease of life in the production.

Making Dickie Happy is directed by Robert Gillespie.

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