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sedos presents
My Favorite Year
Book by Joseph Dougherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the Motion Picture - 'MY FAVORITE YEAR'
Courtesy of Turner Entertainment Co,

The Bridewell Theatre,
Bride Lane,
off Fleet Street,

Wed 4th - Sat 14th June - 7.30pm
Matinee - Sat 7th June - 3pm
(No performance on Sun 8th & Mon 9th)
£15.00* (£12.50 Concs)
*Matinee Sat 7th & Preview Wed 4th June - £12.50
Gala Night Sat 7th June - £20 (£15 Concs)
Director- Andrew Overin
Musical Director - Matthew Gould
Choreographer - Gayle Rogers
Producer - Alex Sandercock
Cast List
Benjy Stone - Mark Emmett
King Kaiser - Craig Karpel
Sy Benson - Mickey Killianey
Alice Miller - Susan Booth
Herb Lee - James Franey
KC Downing - Kirra Young
Daisy - Rebecca Weymouth
Alan Swann - James Newall
Belle May Steinberg Carroca - Maria Waters
Rookie Carroca - Pete Bryans
Tess - Sara Dunn
Uncle Morty - Stephen Beeny
Aunt Sadie - Carla Moran
Online Booking - www.sedos.co.uk

LONDON, UK - Sedos, the city of London's premiere amateur theatre group, is bringing My Favorite Year, the 50's feelgood musical to the Bridewell Theatre this June. After an incredibly successful 2007, featuring sell out runs of Grand Hotel in April, and Sweeney Todd in December; sedos once again hope to pack the Bridewell Theatre with their version of Flaherty and Ahrens musical comedy. The Grand Hotel team returns, with Andrew Overin once again stepping into the directors shoes, choreography by Gayle Rogers and Musical Direction from Matthew Gould.
My Favorite Year is based on the hit 1982 film starring Peter O'Toole and Mark Linn-Baker and is loosely based on the real life experiences of Mel Brooks as a comedy writer for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows". The show tells the story of Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV's hottest show, "The King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade", during the week he is assigned the task of baby-sitting the show's guest star: veteran Hollywood swashbuckler and Benjy's childhood hero, Alan Swann. His effort to keep the reckless and washed-up Swann away from booze, women and out of the papers until Saturday night's live performance nearly drives Benjy to the brink, when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart that teaches him about human frailty, tragedy, comedy, love - and about what made 1954 his favorite year.

Notes for Editors

In 1994 the St Bride Foundation transformed the basement of its Fleet Street building into the venue known as the Bridewell Theatre.

The theatre remained under the management of the St Bride Foundation until 2002 when an independent company, the Bridewell Theatre Company, was formed and became a tenant of the St Bride Foundation, resident in the Bridewell Theatre space.

Regrettably, after three years of independence the Bridewell Theatre Company went into liquidation in January 2005 and the management of the Bridewell Theatre space was subsequently returned to its original guardian, the St Bride Foundation.

Since the St Bride Foundation re-opened the Bridewell Theatre to the public on the 22 February 2005, it has been dedicated to maintaining the theatre's reputation as a vibrant off-West End venue and under the Foundation's remit, remains committed to nurturing and showcasing new talent.

Working with groups such as the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Pineapple Performing Arts, Giudecca Productions, the Tower Theatre Company and SEDOS, the theatre has staged a number of successful productions including the classic Tennessee Williams 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and Stephen Sondheim's acclaimed production of 'Company'. The Bridewell also hosts a full and varied Lunchbox programme, from Harold Pinter's well know play 'The Lover' to productions by new playwrights such as 'Love Plus One' and 'Sixteen Sonorous Stones'

SEDOS - (The Stock Exchange Dramatic and Operatic Society)

As its name suggests, the Society is closely linked to the London Stock Exchange, having been established in 1905 as the stockbrokers' own in-house drama society. After the First World War the Society gathered strength and there were many memorable shows, both dramatic and operatic, and many hundreds of thousands of pounds were raised for charity. SEDOS shows were the talk of London and people came to see and be seen in the audience. As such it was financially well endowed and able to mount large-scale productions in central London theatres.

These days the acting and producing membership includes an eclectic mix from all over London but maintains strong links with the City with its members from investment banks, law firms, brokers, the Exchanges and many other financial and city based firms. We are an unincorporated association run by an executive committee and a registered charity (no. 1099443). We maintain a strong emphasis not only on member participation but also on excellence, as the reputation of the society grows within the community.

Comprised of over 250 members from all across London, sedos strives to bring quality theatre to the London fringe, as well as raising money for London charities. Our membership is made up of people from all walks of life, from Lawyers to Doctors, Bankers to 'resting actors'. Sedos operates an open auditions policy, and encourages everyone across the city to get involved in bringing quality theatre to the city.
For more information please visit www.sedos.co.uk

Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre

As part of the sedos commitment to raising money for London Charities, half of the proceeds from the Tuesday 10th June performance will be donated to our seasons chosen charity. This years chosen charity is Half Moon Young Peoples Theatre. Half Moon produces and presents professional theatre for and with young people that informs, challenges and shapes their artistic potential, placing these creative experiences at the core of the company's work.
Half Moon produces and presents professional shows at its base in East London, in venues, and in youth and schools settings throughout the UK. They run an extensive participatory programme, including youth theatres, school and community projects.
Half Moon works with young people from birth to age 17 placing a particular emphasis upon engaging those often excluded in terms of culture and ability. Annually over 32,000 individuals take part in a wide range of activities, 60% of users are from Black and ethnic minority groups, 59% are female and 10% are disabled
Half Moon lives up to its aim of celebrating differences
and diversity and encouraging inclusion.
The Stage
Half Moon is a pillar of creativity, uniting young people
regardless of race, gender, and ability - go see for yourself.
Time Out
…a theatre company that has meaningful connections to its local community,
and that actively seeks out new playwrights to engage with it.
The Guardian
The hottest place in London for young people.
Evening Standard
For more information on Half Moon and its work visit their website www.halfmoon.org.uk or contact them:
Half Moon YPT,43 White Horse Road, London E1 0ND
Tel: 020 7265 8138
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Matthew Gould
Musical Director
Andrew Overin
Gayle Rogers

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