This enchanting musical by composer Burton Lane (On a Clear Day) and lyricist E.Y Harburg (Somewhere Over the Rainbow) contains some of the loveliest musical theatre songs ever written
Comedy writer Fred Saidy and Harburg integrated them into an unashamedly silly plot involving an Irish immigrant, pursued by a leprechaun, hoping to grow gold in the soil around Fort Knox whilst finding a husband for his daughter.
The result was a smash hit Broadway musical, and the much loved film version starring
Fred Astaire, Petula Clark and Tommy Steele.
Unperformed professionally in the UK since its first West End run this irresistible candyfloss confection is the perfect, silliest, most romantic cure for the winter blues anyone could wish for.
Rediscover this Broadway classic in the unique, intimate surroundings of the celebrated Union Theatre in a brand new production by multi-award winning director and Union Theatre regular Phil Willmott that’ll send you away looking for rainbows with a song in your heart and a spring in your step.
A superb cast of experienced performers and brilliant newcomers star in this perfect evening of old-fashioned musical comedy choreographed by acclaimed ballroom dance specialist Thomas Michael Voss.
Phil Willmott’s past productions at the Union Theatre include the whatsonstage award nominated revival of Lional Bart’s Fings aint wot they Used to Be and his own musical Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi. His latest musical Lost Boy is currently enjoying a successful run at the Charing Cross Theatre in the West End following a sell out run at The Finborough Theatre.
The Rainbow Valley GOSPELERS
sister anne (Also a servant at the Rawkin's Mansion)
Residents of Rainbow Valley
Michael J Hayes
SHERIFF john (& mr Robust of Sears and Robust)
Laura Bella Griffin
Henry mahoney (& Mr Sears of SEars and Robust)
Chris Kayson (Union Theatre)
Laura Webb (Union Theatre)
Shani Cantor (Union Theatre)
Abigail Carter Simpson
Stacey Victoria Bland (Union Theatre)