• Crush - The Musical. Book by Maureen Chadwick and Music & Lyrics by Kath Gotts. Production photography by Robert Day. A Big Broad Productions and Belgrade Theatre Coventry co-production, September 2015. Touring to ATG

    Photography © Robert Day: "The School Song" from Crush at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

  • Crush - The Musical. Book by Maureen Chadwick and Music & Lyrics by Kath Gotts. Production photography by Robert Day. A Big Broad Productions and Belgrade Theatre Coventry co-production, September 2015. Touring to ATG

    Photography © Robert Day: "The Best Days Of Our Lives" from Crush at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

  • Crush - The Musical. Book by Maureen Chadwick and Music & Lyrics by Kath Gotts. Production photography by Robert Day. A Big Broad Productions and Belgrade Theatre Coventry co-production, September 2015. Touring to ATG

    Photography © Robert Day: "The Stairways" from Crush at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Project Description

Crush is a musical comedy set in a 1963 girls’ boarding school first performed at Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

You can find out lots more about the 2015 production at: www.crushthemusical.com

Story

It’s 1963 and Dame Dorothea Dosserdale School for Girls has a proud tradition of fostering free spirits from all walks of life.  So it’s a crushing blow when the new Headmistress turns out to be a reactionary tyrant with strict Victorian values – and top of her hit list are the two Sixth-Formers accused of “Unnatural Behaviour” in the Art Room… But hope is revived by a glamorous Games Mistress known as ‘Miss Givings’ and it’s hockey sticks to the fore in an all-out battle to save the school and the course of true love.

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Reviews

“Crush has wit and originality, heart and soul, and of course some cracking songs – it it were a GCSE it would be an A from me. ” Gill Sutherland, Stratford Herald

“This new musical comedy has all the heart-warming elements of those noble and charming girls’ boarding school novels of yesteryear; laced with hearty humour, sing-able songs and nifty dance routines.” Chris Eldon Lee, What’s On – Warwickshire ★★★★★

“Light, frothy and nostalgic fun with a vibrant cast and 20 well-crafted, catchy tunes – Navy Knicks, a tap-dancing, hockey-stick wielding homage to PE, is a definite earworm. Lashings of jolly good fun.” Catherine Vonledebur, Coventry Telegraph ★★★★

“A particular favourite is the hockey number ‘Navy Knicks’ where Kirsty Malpass as Miss Givings excels. Rosemary Ashe is a vocally stunning Miss Bleacher and ‘The Future Mothers of the Future Sons of England’ is a triumph.” Jenny Anthill, Broadwayworld.com

“Crush taps into the subversive undercurrents of its source and brings them to the fore, producing a show that’s boldly queer and a little bit crazy, yet with enough innocent exuberance to make it family-friendly, too. Rosemary Ashe gets a sublime exit song that’s worth the price of admission alone.” Alex Ramon, British Theatre Guide

“This delightfully quirky coming-of-age musical boasts an impressive musical score by composer and lyricist Kath Gotts. A thoroughly enjoyable show for a great evening out.” Carolin Kopplin, UK Theatre Network

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Amateur Rights

Crush will be published by Nick Hern Books in Spring 2016. NHB will handle the Amateur Rights for the the show. If you wish to reproduce material, in whole or in part, you can apply in writing to:

Nick Hern Books
The Glasshouse, 49a Goldhawk Road, London, W12 8QP, UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0)20 8749 4953 Fax: +44 (0)20 8735 0250

Email enquiries to: [email protected]

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Project Details

  • DateSept-Oct 2015, Belgrade Theatre Coventry and Tour