Paint Your Wagon

Sat 3 Mar to Sat 14 Jul 2018

EVERYMAN

£40 - £10

★★★★ Liverpool ECHO ★★★★ Wirral Globe
★★★★ Arts City Liverpool ★★★★ Merseysider Magazine

Is there a better place beyond the horizon?
America is restless.
The land is giving up its bounty.
And in California, the glint of gold sets pulses racing.

As a nation goes in search of riches, Ben Rumson stakes his claim. A dusty scrap of wilderness becomes a heaving Gold Rush outpost – a town with 400 men and just one woman, where no one knows how long the boom times can last.

Following last year’s unforgettable Fiddler on the Roof, the same creative team invites you to join the Everyman Company for a sensational foot-tapping hoedown. With songs including Wand'rin’ Star and I Talk to the Trees, it’s a star-spangled celebration of love in a world that doesn’t know where it’s heading, and a party with you at its heart.

Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

Part of The Everyman Company season

Cast

Nadia Anim - Joe / Yvonne

Nadia Anim

Joe / Yvonne

Emma Bispham - Elizabeth Woodling / Fandango / Jack

Emma Bispham

Elizabeth Woodling / Fandango / Jack

Richard Bremmer - Jasper / Jacob Woodling / Mary

Richard Bremmer

Jasper / Jacob Woodling / Mary

Patrick Brennan - Ben Rumson / Fandango

Patrick Brennan

Ben Rumson / Fandango

George Caple - Jake Whippany / Fandango

George Caple

Jake Whippany / Fandango

Paul Duckworth - Salem / Fandango / Bill

Paul Duckworth

Salem / Fandango / Bill

Marc Elliott - Miner / Julio Valveras / Fandango

Marc Elliott

Miner / Julio Valveras / Fandango

Cerith Flinn - Sam / Crocker / Fandango / Ed

Cerith Flinn

Sam / Crocker / Fandango / Ed

Emily Hughes - Jennifer Rumson / Fandango

Emily Hughes

Jennifer Rumson / Fandango

Nathan McMullen - Mike Mooney / Fandango / Raymond Janney

Nathan McMullen

Mike Mooney / Fandango / Raymond Janney

Zelina Rebeiro - Miner / Pete / Elisa / Suzanne

Zelina Rebeiro

Miner / Pete / Elisa / Suzanne

Golda Rosheuvel - Miner / Dutchie / Cherry

Golda Rosheuvel

Miner / Dutchie / Cherry

Keddy Sutton - Sandy Twist / Sarah Woodling / Fandango / Johannsen

Keddy Sutton

Sandy Twist / Sarah Woodling / Fandango / Johannsen

Liam Tobin - Steve Bullnack / Reuben Sloane / Fandango / Walt

Liam Tobin

Steve Bullnack / Reuben Sloane / Fandango / Walt

George Francis - Musical Director and Keys

George Francis

Musical Director and Keys

Katie Foster - Violin

Katie Foster

Violin

Matthew Heery - Guitar and Banjo

Matthew Heery

Guitar and Banjo

Alex Smith - Double Bass

Alex Smith

Double Bass

Nick Anderson - Drums and Percussion

Nick Anderson

Drums and Percussion

Company

Lerner and Loewe’s

PAINT YOUR WAGON

A musical play

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Music by Frederick Loewe

Original dances created by Agnes DeMille

Director Gemma Bodinetz

Musical Director and Orchestrator George Francis

Choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves

Lighting Designer Kay Haynes

Sound Design Everyman Sound Department

Associate Musical Director Rosalind Jones

Assistant Designer Natalie Johnson

Dialect Coach Kara Tsiaperas

Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG

Reviews

Paint Your Wagon

“Such beguiling, rough-edged charm and vivacity”
“Performed by an engaging, quick-changing company of 14”

Paint Your Wagon

★★★★
“Packed with movement”
“Bursting with energy”

Paint Your Wagon

★★★★
“The Everyman rep has struck gold”
“This is a raucous, hugely infectious show”

Paint Your Wagon is play 1 of 4 in the Everyman Company Season

Paint Your Wagon // reviews

★★★★
“The Everyman rep has struck gold”
Liverpool ECHO

“An endearing revival”
The Stage

“Stacked high with invention and exuberance"
The Times

★★★★
“Energy and enthusiasm in abundance”
Wirral Globe

★★★★
“Well-delivered comedy”
Arts City Liverpool

“A rep company of all-rounders”
The Guardian

★★★★
“Very entertaining”
Merseysider Magazine

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Paint Your Wagon // Director’s note by Gemma Bodinetz

Last year was our first year with a company and opened with a big musical - Fiddler on the Roof. We loved making this show and it seemed that audiences loved watching a musical done “the Everyman Company way”.

Therefore, looking for another musical that could be performed with minimal set, a cast of fourteen actors happy to double, swap genders and create an entire world, became my mission. Not every musical can or should be performed in this way but when reading Paint Your Wagon I became aware that just like Fiddler, this story revolved around a very particular society of ‘ordinary’ people in unusual circumstances. It had some great songs too and a lot of humour and heart.

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