A Royal & Derngate, Northampton and China Plate co-production

Gin Craze!

A booze-soaked love ballad from the Women of Gin Lane.

Run time: TBC

Age: 16+

Content warnings: Contains strong language.

An illustrated drawing of women drinking, laughing and playing music, one woman is holding a baby.
Text reads 'Gin Craze! A Booze soaked love ballad from the Women of Gin Lane'

Gin Craze!

Book & Lyrics by April de Angelis
Music & Lyrics by Lucy Rivers

Two lovers, each with hidden secrets, struggle to prosper as gin hawkers. At a time in the 18th century when the average Briton drank 1.5 litres of gin every day, women were being locked up in cells to sober up and disorder was breaking out on every street corner, panic spreads among the upper classes who look to the magistrates, the Church and even their tipsy Queen to restore sobriety.

This raucous satire invites you down to the gin dive! Come on a journey through the joyous excesses of Hogarth’s Britain in this anarchic, ingenious and irreverent new musical.

In partnership with English Touring Theatre.

April de Angelis, Lucy Rivers and Michael Oakley were resident artists of the Orchard Project.

Supported by the Garrick Charitable Trust.

Artwork © Caroline Church

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  • 17th July 2021 - 31st July 2021 at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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  • 29th July 2021 at Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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Cast & Creative Team

An illustrated drawing of women drinking, laughing and playing music, one woman is holding a baby.

April de Angelis & Lucy Rivers

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  • Moll / Queen Caroline | Debbie Chazen
  • Suki / Betsy | Rosalind Ford
  • Mary | Aruhan Galieva
  • Evelyn / Mistress | Paula James
  • Henry Fielding / Jekyll | Alex Mugnaioni
  • John Fielding / Bartholomew | Peter Pearson
  • Lydia | Paksie Vernon
  • Sarah Fielding / Informer | Rachel Winters
  • Book & Lyrics | April de Angelis
  • Music & Lyrics | Lucy Rivers
  • Director | Michael Oakley
  • Designer | Hayley Grindle
  • Music Supervisor & Arranger | Tamara Saringer
  • Choreographer | Paul Isles
  • Lighting Designer | Jack Knowles
  • Sound Designer | Tony Gayle
  • Assistant Director | Tian Brown-Sampson
  • Fight Director | Alison de Burgh
  • Casting Director | Matilda James
  • Dramaturg | Victoria Saxton
  • Co-produced by | China Plate and Royal & Derngate, Northampton

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