First Act! Live Entertainment presents a Stuart Wood Music production “FRANK’S CLOSET A Music Hall Musical”
Following on from the hugely successful run in summer 2009, the hit music-hall musical Frank’s Closet returns to London’s Hoxton Hall for a limited six-week Christmas run. The perfect outing for the festive season, Frank’s Closet flings open its doors from Thursday 3 December.
On the eve of his wedding Frank clears out his closet, home to his rare collection of costumes. Riddled with pre-nuptial jitters, Frank asks himself, ‘what needs to be ditched in order to get hitched?’
Help is on hand from the Gaiety Girls and a wardrobe full of Divas! In the style of the British Music Hall, Marie Lloyd returns to tread the boards of Hoxton Hall, bringing with her the magic of Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman, Karen Carpenter, Judy Garland and Agnetha Fältskog from ABBA.
Gary Amers (BBC TV’s Beautiful People, Wicked, West End, Taboo) plays the role of Frank, and Russell Whitehead (Chicago, West End) plays The Divas. David Furnell and Portia Emare return as the Gaiety Girls, accompanied by a mystery newcomer.
Audiences attending Frank’s Closet at Hoxton Hall this Christmas will be greeted by Sheila Blige, the Hoxton Pearly Queen, also known as Lee Greenaway.
Frank’s Closet was written specifically to be performed in Hoxton Hall, one of the finest surviving Music Halls in London’s East End.
Music, Book and Lyrics by Stuart Wood Direction by Ian Burton
Dramaturgy by Sally Long
Choreography by Kirsty Davide
Set Design by Catherine Phelps
Costumes by India Banks
Lighting Design by Simon Corder
Sound Design by Gurney Peterson
Thursday 3 December 2009 – Sunday 10 January 2010
Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SH
For more information, go vist www.frankscloset.com