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The Count of Monte Cristo - Anyone Can Dance

April 2017

This fast-moving and exciting new stage adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famous adventure story
effectively captures the novel’s universal themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness.

Edmond Dantes is a young man who has what appears to be the perfect life.  About to become the captain
of a ship, he’s engaged to a beautiful and kind young woman, Mercedes, and he’s well-liked by almost everyone
 who knows him. However, this perfect life stirs up dangerous jealousy among some of his so-called friends.
Danglars, treasurer of Dantes’ ship, envies Edmond’s early career success; Fernand Mondego is in love
  with Dantes’ fiancée and so covets his amorous success, while Edmond’s neighbour, Caderousse is
 simply envious that Dantes is so much luckier in life than him. Together the three men draft a letter falsely
accusing the young man of treason. Arrested on his wedding day, Dantes is brought before the public
  prosecutor, Villefort who discovers that Dantes’ innocent actions may endanger his own political ambitions.
  He decides to send Edmond to the notorious Chateau d’If prison, for life.

Many years later Dantes escapes, acquires a fortune and a new identity as The Count of Monte Cristo.
He then sets about taking revenge on those responsible for his false imprisonment ..... with devastating consequences.

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  Cast  
Abbé Faria   Barry Brown
Edmond Dantes (The Count of Monte Cristo)   Guy Holmes
Jacopo   Joe Marshall
Young Dantes / Maximilien Morrel   Robin Owen
Young de Gerard de Villefort    Gregory Burke
Young Danglars / Andrea Cavalcanti   Jonathan Totman
Pierre Morrel   Mike Milne
Young Mercedes / Valentine de Villefort   Danielle Padley
Young Fernand Mondego/ Albert de Morcerf   James Barwise
Gaspard Caderousse   Guy Marshall
Mathilde Caderousse   Helen Dalgleish
Gerard de Villefort   Peter Simmons
Baron Danglars   David John
De Boville / Noirtier   Nick Warburton
Fernand Mondego, Count de Morcerf   David Foyle
Hermine Danglars,    Alex Priestley
Mercedes, Countess de Morcerf   Helen Holgate
Heloise de Villefort   Caroline Harbord
Giovanni Bertuccio   Jim East
Haydee / Eugenie Danglars   Alex Ciupka
Ensemble #1   Graham Waterhouse
Ensemble #2   Ken Eason
Ensemble #3   David Sear
Ensemble #4   Michael Comfort
Ensemble #5   Sarah Middle
Ensemble #6   Rosemary Eason
  Production Team  
Director   Colin Lawrence
Set Design   Barry Brown
Lighting Design   Mark Easterfield
Master Carpenter   Tony Broscomb
Set Construction   The Lolworth Team
Stage Manager   Martin Avery
Deputy Stage Manager   Anna Wills
Sound Design   Chris Hay
Production Assistant   Joyce Fenton
ASMs Properties   Cathy McCluskey
    & Sarah Preston
ASM   Mary Sumner
Costume Design   Jan & Rachel of Dress Circle Costumiers
Costume Supervisor   Rachel Torrens
Wardrobe Assistant   Brenda Cottis
Armourer   Andy Waller
Hair & Make Up   Hannah Curtis & Lindsey McAuley
Publicity   Sean Baker
Finance   Colin Lawrence
Front-of-House Arrangements   Rosemary Eason
Photographs   Sophie Wilson

Further information: colinlawrence

Drama Festival Production - March to May 2017

Joe and Samantha have been in a relationship for nearly 6 months (or 5 months, 3 weeks, 2 days as Joe points out),
and Joe starts to wish they’d met many years earlier and had rather more than a few months together.
Samantha, however, is convinced it could never have worked. There follows a series of imagined
past meetings, none of which turn out as Joe hoped. Samantha tells him: ‘life isn’t a set of what ifs. It’s what is’.

Performances Dates
Cambridge Drama Festival  -  Friday 28 April 2017 CLICK HERE  -  for Ticket Information

Cast
Joe   James Inman
Samantha   Lisa Wight
     
Production Team
Director   Richard McNally
Sound   Will Feeley

23rd March 2017- Sawston Drama Festival Awards
Second Place
Best New Play - Sean Baker

Further information from: richardmcnally@bawds.org 

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