Through The Mill Ltd presents
Through the Mill
by Ray Rackham
‘Through The Mill has all the hallmarks of a huge hit; a supremely talented cast, an original and fascinating story and high class production values. This may well be Judy Garland’s biggest come-back yet.’ London Theatre 1
‘Heartwarming funny and totally enchanting, Through the Mill is a must see, not only for Judy Garland fans, but for anyone who wants to enjoy a fabulously written and wonderfully performed drama.’ West End Wilma
‘Through The Mill has all the hallmarks of a huge hit; a supremely talented cast, an original and fascinating story and high class production values. This may well be Judy Garland’s biggest come¬back yet.’ London Theatre 1
‘Simon Holt’s arrangement of Rackham’s apt selection of Garland’s songs is lovely, as is the fluid way in which the surrounding cast become her band on the multi-level set.’ Time Out
“Smartly crafted, thrillingly scored, and thoughtfully designed production featuring three dynamic leads” The Stage
Set primarily during the filming of The Judy Garland Show in 1963, Through the Mill chronicles the production difficulties behind the scenes, intercut with the young Judy Garland’s rise to fame through MGM in the 1930s, and her triumphant sell-out concert engagement at the Palace Theatre in the early 1950s.
Illustrating why Judy Garland was, and continues to be, one of the great legends of show business history, Through the Mill goes beyond the rainbow, and explores the life of a woman destined for greatness; as loved today as she was when she first made her way along the yellow brick road. For both audiences new to Garland’s extensive back catalogue in the world of film and music, as well as the true Judy aficionado, here is an honest, entertaining and moving portrait of a legend; as courageous, determined, sincere and funny as she was memorably tragic.
The show features a hit list of Judy Garland favourites, including The Trolley Song,The Man That Got Away and Over the Rainbow, with a sixteen strong company of actor musicians, and a cast headed by three actresses playing the legend herself. The three actresses from the original run will reprise their roles at Southwark Playhouse. Helen Sheals (Downton Abbey) plays CBS Judy, native Australian Belinda Wollaston plays Palace Judy, and newcomer Lucy Penrose plays Young Judy.
Jordan Li Smith
Musical Supervisor & Arranger
Johnson Williams Design
Ed Shaw & James Neale
Associate Musical Supervisor
Millie Hobday & Evie Holdcroft
Hair & Makeup
Hunt Stromberg Jr
Tom Elliot Reade
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