SOPHIE PARROTT CDG
PAINT YOUR WAGON (The Everyman Company 2018)
14 actors. 4 productions. 5 months
Following the huge success of the 2017 Liverpool Everyman Rep Company, the theatre is again embarking on a rep season of plays - comprised of a cast of 14 actors - for their 2018 Line-up, which Sophie has had the privilege of casting.
“If last season looked at our struggle to retain our humanity against all odds, then this season of plays looks at our attempts to shake it all up and do it differently." (Gemma Bodinetz)
Director Gemma Bodinetz, winner of the UK Theatre Best Director award 2017 and the creative team behind 2017’s whirlwind production Fiddler on the Roof, reunite to open the season with another uniquely Everyman musical experience, in the form of the classic Broadway show, Lerner and Loewe’s musical Paint Your Wagon.
Written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe (My Fair Lady), Paint Your Wagon originally premiered on Broadway in 1951 and has not featured as a major production in the UK since 1996. Set in prospecting-era America, the production includes hit songs Wand’rin Star, I Talk to the Trees and I’m on my Way. This latest Everyman musical is a diamond in the rough ready to open the Company 2018 season.
A note from Gemma Bodinetz on casting.