IN ASSOCIATION WITH DEBORAH WARD PRESENT
I Capture the Castle
A new British musical based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book & Lyrics by Teresa Howard Music by Steven Edis Director Brigid Larmour Designer Ti Green Movement Director Shona Morris Musical Director Oli Jackson Lighting Designer Mike Gunning Sound Designer Nick Manning
Cassie is 17. She is trying to ‘capture’ her eccentric family in her new diary - her irritating elder sister Rose, her unconventional stepmother Topaz, her orphaned admirer Stephen, and her novelist father James, who hasn’t written a word in years. They are behind with the rent for the tumbledown castle that seemed so romantic when they moved in. The roof is leaking, it never stops raining and the family is surviving on oatcakes and eggs.
But the new landlord is a wealthy young American, with an attractive younger brother, and Spring is in the air...
Set in the bohemian England of the 1930s, this warm and sharply funny coming-of-age story from the author of 101 Dalmatians is set to stunning original music by Steven Edis, with influences of swing, tango, beguine, English folksong and a hint of Cole Porter!
The Palace team bring a trademark blend of emotional storytelling and physical theatre to this brilliant new musical, developed and premiered here in Watford before going out on the road...
Octagon Theatre Bolton Wed 26 April - Sat 6 May 2017
Oxford Playhouse Tue 16 - Sat 20 May 2017
Photo: Richard Lakos (The Other Richard)
With thanks to our Founders for generously supporting I Capture the Castle; Gary Townsend Vila, Jayne Trotman, Anne Fenton, Britannia Morton and Deborah Lincoln