The Season - New Wolsey Theatre

The Season

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Tami Doncic

Tami Doncic

Tami Doncic

A Royal & Derngate, Northampton, and New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, co-production

A New Musical by Jim Barne & Kit Buchan

It’s Christmas Eve and Dougal has travelled from Ipswich to New York for his father’s wedding. At JFK Airport he’s greeted by Robyn. Tomorrow her sister becomes his stepmother and Robyn’s dreading it. Dougal can’t wait. But then Dougal loves Christmas and Robyn’s the original Grinch

Thrown together for a wild weekend in the city that never sleeps, their adventure becomes a musical whirlwind of confession, frustration and maxing-out credit cards in Macy’s. Will these two endearing misfits provide the ultimate test for the theory that opposites always attract?

This brand new romantic comedy is filled with heart-warming and hilarious songs, from writers Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, winners of the 2018 Stiles and Drewe Mentorship Award, celebrating the very best of emerging British song-writing talent.

Find out more about The Season here

Cast & Creatives

Tori Allen-Martin — Robyn

Theatre credits include: One Man, Two Guv’nors (New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich & Nuffield Southampton Theatres); Rock of Ages (DLAP Entertainment/UK tour Berlin leg - Admiralspalast); HR. Haitch (Shrapnel Theatre/Union Theatre/Iris Theatre); The Hardest One (Bob & Co at The Other Palace); Boxed (Made in LDN Collective); Wretch (Vault Festival); Muted (The Bunker/Interval Productions); Yarico (London Theatre Workshop); Rent (The Cockpit/Interval Productions); After the Turn (My Protégé with Interval Productions); and Hair (European tour).

Television credits include: London Kills (Acorn TV/PG TV); Unforgotten 3 (Mainstreet Pictures/ITV); Pure (Drama Republic/Channel 4); and Clean Break (Sister Pictures/ITV).

Tori was selected as one of the BBC’s New Talent Hotlist of 2017. Her theatre writing credits include: The Hardest One (The Other Palace); Streets (The Cockpit, Hackney Empire & The Vaults); and Another Way (The Cockpit).

Alex Cardall — Dougal

Alex trained at ArtsEd in London and graduated in 2018, gaining the Rising Star Award.

Theatre credits include: Evita (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Putting It Together (Hopemill Theatre); and Sweet Charity (Watermill Theatre).

Alex won The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year Award 2018, along with The Mercury Musicals Prize for ‘Best New Song’.

Reviews of The Season

What the press say

'Tim Jackson’s direction is sure-footed and, in Allen-Martin and Cardall, he has young performers who are surely stars in the making.'

The Observer

'The next time you will see The Season, it will undoubtedly be in the West End, it's really that good.'

East Anglian Daily Times

A 'miniature Christmas miracle.' ★★★★☆

The Times

What the public say

Fantastic singing, loved the contemporary musical, amazing staging. Whole audience gave a standing ovation! Amazing!

F Morrison

Saw the matinee today...... absolutely fantastic.... superb acting and singing and I felt very emotional!! Congratulations to everyone xx

Lynda Greening

We saw the performance today. Sheer delight. Brilliant staging, cast of two superb performers, unusual for musical theatre yet worked very well. Charming storyline and very seasonal. The best performances we have seen this season at The New Wolsey. Thank you.

Sue Keeble

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