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Fair pay is a laughing matter

As the nation marks Equal Pay Day once again in November this year, leading London musical society Geoids will perform “The Pajama Game” – a musical comedy with a story about workers’ rights at its heart. 6-10 November 2018 at The Bridewell Theatre, London



This production will transport the audience to the Sleep-Tite factory in the American Midwest, where union-crossed lovers Babe and superintendent Sid battle it out for a pay rise of 7 and a half cents for the workers. In todays money, thats approximately over 1,000 a year on a salary of 15k a cause worth fighting for!

What follows is a rollercoaster ride of exuberant dance and drama, featuring songs such as Fosse classic "Steam Heat" and infectiously happy "Once a Year Day".

Co-directors Grace Iglesias Fernandez and Emma Coffey make their directorial debut with Geoids, having earned their stripes performing in previous Geoids productions Sweet Charity, My Fair Lady and On the Twentieth Century. Musical Director Paul Cozens returns to the fold following Top Hat last year and choreographer Cara Turtington brings a wealth of experience from her work with other London societies.

All the Pajama Game leading roles are being played by new Geoids members, so this is an exciting opportunity to see fresh talent on the stage at The Bridewell Theatre, London. Katherine "Babe" Williams is being played by Lois Howarth, Sid Sorokin by Will de Renzy-Martin, Hines by Nathan Pollpeter and Gladys by Gayle Bryans.

With an impeccable pedigree, The Pajama Game was a hit in the golden age of the musical. The shows collaborators are now renowned for their award-winning Broadway shows: George Abbott (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), Jerome Robbins (West Side Story), Hal Prince (Fiddler on the Roof) and Bob Fosse (Cabaret). It is a testament to their work that this show is as relevant today as when it first came to the stage in the 1950s.

Join Geoids this November for an uplifting story of love, laughter and playing fair.

Tickets are on sale at www.ticketsource.co.uk/geoids

About the author
• Geoids is committed to developing its members from a broad range of backgrounds and abilities and entertaining audiences in Central London. • Annual programme – Geoids has a varied season, including two large productions and its famed 48hr Panto. • History – Geoids was established in 1930 and became a registered charity in 2009 (registered charity number 1128763). • Member of NODA – Part of the London region of the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. Recently won NODA awards for On The Twentieth Century (2017) o The Joe Putham Award for Best Musical o The Molly Harle Award for Best Female in a Musical • For more information: o Email info@geoidsmt.co.uk or visit www.geoidsmt.co.uk o Follow Geoids at www.facebook.com/geoids, www.twitter.com/geoidsmusicalt or www.instagram.com/geoidsmusicalt



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