Donmar Warehouse



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

5 December 2014 – 7 February 2015

‘There’s not a weak link in the ensemble, and if the male principals are impressive, the leading ladies are even more stunning in every which way’
Daily Telegraph

‘Performances of high glamour as well as grit and wit from Rosalie Craig, Katherine Kelly, Samantha Barks and Rebecca Trehearn’
The Stage

‘Josie Rourke’s dazzling revival… a jazzy, delectably tart take on film noir and tinseltown’


‘Everybody’s in a movie. Sometimes we just turn the camera on.’

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 lyrices from David Zippel and book by acclaimed comic screenwriter Larry Gelbart, City of Angels is a witty and glorious celebration of film noir.


Production Photos

in order of speaking

Angel City Four (Soprano) Sandra Marvin
Angel City Four (Alto) Jennifer Saayeng
Angel City Four (Soprano) Kadiff Kirwan
Angel City Four (Bass) Jo Servi
Donna/Oolie Rebecca Trehearn
Stone Tam Mutu
Carla/Alaura Katherine Kelly
Stine Hadley Fraser
Buddy Fidler Peter Polycarpou
Gabby/Bobbi Rosalie Craig
Jimmy Powers Tim Walton
Sonny Nick Cavaliere
Big Six Adam Fogerty
Munoz/Pancho Marc Elliott
Peter Kinglsey Cameron Cuffe
Luther Kingsley Mark Penfold
Avril Raines/Mallory Kingsley Samantha Barks


Director Josie Rourke
Choreographer Stephen Mear
Designer Robert Jones
Musical Director Gareth Valentine
Lighting Designer Howard Harrison
Sound Designers Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster for AUTOGRAPH
Orchestrations Billy Byers and Larry Blank
Video and Projection Designer Duncan McLean
Casting Alastair Coomer CDG

Rehearsal and production photography Johan Persson