City of Angels

Book by Larry Gelbart, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by David Zippel

05 December 2014 - 07 February 2015

Two decades after its London premier, Donmar artistic director Josie Rourke revives one of the acknowledged greats of twentieth century musical theatre. Hollywood comes calling for a New York novelist. The offer is too good to refuse: adapt the private detective protagonist of his books into a big-screen hero. The siren song of Los Angeles is a dangerous temptation and while his movie plays out in black and white, his new life is all-too colourful. 

With a sensational jazz score by Cy Coleman, sizzling lyrics from David Zippel and book by acclaimed comic screenwriter Larry Gelbart (M*A*S*H, Tootsie), CITY OF ANGELS, is a witty and glorious celebration of film noir. 

This production is generously supported by The Stuart and Hilary Williams Charitable Trust and Ray Bär.

Run time: To be confirmed

Cast & Creative Team

  • Samantha Barks - Read bio

    Samantha Barks - Biography

    Samantha Barks

    playing Avril / Mallory

    Theatre includes:
    Chicago (Hollywood Bowl,
    LA); 24 Hour Plays (LA);
    Oliver! (UK tour); Les
    Misérables (Queen’s); Les
    Misérables – 25th
    Anniversary (O2); Cabaret
    (Birmingham Rep).
    Film includes: The Devil’s
    Harvest; Dracula Untold;
    The Christmas Candle; Les
    Misérables; A Hundred Streets.
    Television includes:
    Groove High.

  • Rosalie Craig - Read bio

    Rosalie Craig - Biography

    Rosalie Craig

    playing Gabby / Bobbi

    Theatre includes: Miss
    Julie; Black Comedy
    (Chichester Festival); The Light
    Princess (NT) – Evening
    Standard Award; NT 50th
    Gala, Table, London Road
    (NT); Macbeth (Manchester
    International Festival) –
    Falstaff Award; Hitchcock
    Blonde (Hull Truck); Ragtime
    (Regent’s Park Open Air);
    Finding Neverland (Leicester
    Curve); Company (Sheffield
    Crucible); Swallows and
    Amazons (Bristol Old Vic);
    Aspects of Love (Menier
    Chocolate Factory); Anyone
    Can Whistle (Jermyn Street);
    A Christmas Carol
    (Birmingham Rep); Eric’s
    (Liverpool Everyman); The
    Lord of the Rings (Drury
    Lane); Hobson’s Choice,
    Dreams from the
    Summerhouse, The Firebird
    (Watermill); Martha, Josie
    and the Chinese Elvis, Playing
    for Time, The Hired Man
    (Salisbury Playhouse);
    Hecuba (RSC/Albery/NY);
    The Translucent Frogs of
    Quuup (New Ambassadors);
    Be My Baby (Oldham
    Coliseum); Side by Side
    (Harrogate); Alice in
    Wonderland (RSC).
    Film includes: London
    Television includes:
    Scrotal Recall; Spooks;
    Miranda; My Family and
    Other Animals; Casanova;
    Doctors; Murder Investigation
    Team; Grease Monkeys.

  • Hadley Fraser - Read bio

    Hadley Fraser - Biography

    Hadley Fraser

    playing Stine

    For the Donmar:
    Coriolanus; The Machine.
    Theatre includes: The
    Pajama Game (Chichester
    Festival); Les Misérables
    (Queen’s/Palace); The
    Fantasticks (Duchess); A
    Christmas Carol (Birmingham
    Rep); The Last 5 Years (Aspen,
    Colorado); The Pirate Queen
    (Hilton, NY); My Fair Lady
    (Larnaca Amphitheatre);
    Pacific Overtures (Leicester
    Haymarket); Assassins
    (Sheffield Crucible); Longitude
    (Greenwich); The Far
    Pavilions (Shaftesbury);
    Putting It Together (Harrogate);
    The Shaughraun (Abbey
    Dublin); The Pirates of
    Penzance, Peter Pan (Savoy);
    Little Shop of Horrors
    (Northampton Derngate).
    Film includes: Les
    Misérables; Convincing
    Clooney; The Lost Tribe.
    Television includes: The
    Wrong Mans; Sons of
    Liberty; Pompidou; The Fresh
    Beat Band; Doctor Who;
    Missing Moscow.

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