Thursday, February 18

More casting for Chichester Musical Travels with my Aunt starring Steven Pacey & Patricia Hodge

Updated 26th February:   Matilda's Haley Flaherty has now joined the cast of the new musical TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Chichester this spring playing  Tooley, who is  described by the Mail as "an American hippie."

She  recently finished her run as 'Janet Weiss' in the West End's THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and played 'Miss Honey' for more than three years in MATILDA. Other London stage credits include  LOVE NEVER DIES,  MAMMA MIA!, CHICAGO and GREASE on tour in the UK, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER and THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE in London, FOLLIES at Royal & Derngate,THE TAMING OF THE SHREW and THE BOYFRIEND at the Open Air Theatre.

 The new Musical Travels with my Aunt starring Steven Pacey and Patricia Hodge is being presented at Chichester's Minerva from (press night 26th April).Patricia Hodge plays Aunt Augusta and  Steven Pacey returns to Chichester to play Henry Pulling.

Based on the novel by Graham Greene’s , this new musical written by Emmy Award-winners Ron Cowen and Daniel Lipman (Betty Blue Eyes) has a witty score by the Olivier Award-winning team of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins, Honk! and Half A Sixpence for Festival 2016). Christopher Luscombe  directs.  His previous work includes The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare’s Globe and Nell Gwynn in the West End.

Retired bank manager Henry Pulling is happy alone with his dahlias. Until, at his mother’s funeral, he meets his only living relative, the decidedly bohemian Aunt Augusta. After she’s rattled the family skeletons, she suggests the pair flee to Europe. Henry is reluctant, but Aunt Augusta is nothing if not persuasive.Through Paris and Istanbul and on to South America, Henry soon finds himself in a luxurious whirl of glamorous flight attendants, chic hotel suites and a particularly fine couchette on the Orient Express. But alongside the romance and first-class thrills, there’s still a lot Henry doesn’t know about his aunt. Particularly how she’s paying for the high life, and why she has so many grateful men dotted around the globe.

Tickets for Travels with My Aunt

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