September 2012

Putney Arts Theatre

Ravenna Road


Director: Matthew Eberhardt
Musical director: James Beal
Choreographer: Della Bhujoo

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When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town's youths.

When the Reverend's rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar'-nominated hit score (the film soundtrack album has sold over 15 million copies world-wide) the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively onto the stage.

Ren - Adam Walker

Ariel - Frances Leak

Shaw - Jonny Clines

Willard - Tom Cane

Rusty - Katy Goddard

Vi - Nicola Roscoe

Chuck - Rich Gladwell

Urleen - Kate Soper

Wendy Jo - Becky Robertson

Ethel - Gilly Low

Lyle/Travis - Nathan Benson

Coach - David Jefferies

Eleanor - Steph Ramplin

Wes - Mike Gibson

Lulu - Harriet Pauly

Principal - Susan Sworn


Male Ensemble

Tommy Cawkwell, Nicholas Dore, David Hamilton, Callun Lewis, Charlie Richards, Daniel Stephenson


Female Ensemble

Emily Ayers, Becky Blake, Laura Crowley, Lucy Hennessy, Bianca Lloyd-King, Holly Matthews, Gemma Melhuish, Sarah Norton, Steph Ramplin, Sally Reeve



Photography by Nicole Rush