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Carnival Dreams
On from 03 Feb 2016 till 06 Feb 2016
All Around Town
by Norman Mark
Genre(s): Musical

Tickets: £20.50 - £29.50 - First night Offer- 2 for 1. For parties of 10 or more - £10.00 (no other concession applies)

About: Carnival Dreams

The World Premier of CARNIVAL DREAMS The Musical, will be presented at the Ashcroft Theatre, Croydon from 3rd to 6th
February 2016.

This new musical, written by Norman Mark with hauntingly original music by Robert Orledge and directed by Andrew Lynford stars Cheryl Fergison, who played the much-loved Heather Trott in EastEnders.

It's Carnival time in Argentina and a small community dance group are preparing for the annual Samba competition.

Whilst fighting his own inner demons, former dance champion Andre tries to instill a passion to succeed but senior dance tutor Jose's bullying and bigotry does little to raise morale. Jose is consumed with contempt for the people who surround him. A bible-quoting misogynist who physically and mentally abuses his wife Teresa, Jose delights in trying to humiliate the flamboyantly camp drag queen Carmen and is determined to quash the growing romance between his daughter Cristina and Duarte, whose only crime is the colour of his skin. When the embittered Maria persuades Teresa and Cristina to escape Jose's clutches, a heart-wrenching tragedy unfolds.

Can the dance troupe survive and win against this adversity?

Ashcroft Theatre, Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon. CR9 1DG

Box Office: 020 8688 9291 www.fairfield.co.uk

Evenings at 7.30pm Thursday & Saturday Matinees at 2.30pm

Cast: Cheryl Fergison (from EastEnders), Davis Brooks, Kit Esuruoso, Connie Jackson, Nicholas Ransley, Liz Watts-Legg, Tom Whalley, Laura Alexandra, Curtis Brown, Myles Cork, Vicky Hoyles, Jamie-Leigh Nelson, Aarron Macauley, Ryan Ogden and Penelope Simons

Book & Lyrics: Norman Mark

Music: Robert Orledge

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