On a high with Porter show

In a scene from High Society are Sophie Bould as Tracy Lord, Teddy Kempner as Uncle Willie and Marilyn Cutts as Mother Lord (Photo Credit Pamela Raith).
In a scene from High Society are Sophie Bould as Tracy Lord, Teddy Kempner as Uncle Willie and Marilyn Cutts as Mother Lord (Photo Credit Pamela Raith).
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A touring production of Cole Porter’s popular musical High Society pays a visit to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from June 4-8.

From the producers of the recently nominated tour of The King and I (UK Theatre Awards 2012) comes a dazzling new production of Porter’s timeless classic.

Wealthy socialite Tracy Lord is in the midst of planning a lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband Dexter Haven turns up to disrupt the proceedings in an attempt to win her back.

A further twist arrives in the form of the charming reporter Mike Connor, who falls instantly for Tracy, and she for him.

As the day of the wedding draws closer, the audience is left guessing which groom the bride will choose.

The production stars Michael Praed as Dexter Haven and the cast also includes Sophie Bould as Tracy Lord, Daniel Boys as Mike Connor, Keiron Crook as George Kittredge, Marilyn Cutts as Margaret Lord and Alex Young as Liz Imbrie.

The director is Anna Linstrum.

Adapted from the hit 1956 film, High Society fizzes with a host of beautiful Cole Porter ballads including True Love, You’re Sensational and the unforgettable Did You Evah!.

The original film starred Bing Crosby), Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly, her last film role before she became Princess Grace of Monaco.

Executive producer John Stalker said: “The King and I was a tremendous success for Music & Lyrics and High Society is an excellent title for our second production.

“It is a beautiful musical that is remembered fondly from the 1956 film and from previous touring and West End productions.

“We are excited to have been invited to create this major revival.”

Tickets are £16-£35.50 plus concessions.