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Georgie Faith: CALL ME MADAM the Musical

Georgie Faith can currently be seen in Call Me Madam (Upstairs at the Gatehouse)

Director Mark Giesser returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse after recent smash hits Strike Up the Band! and Once Upon a Mattress with classic 1950 Tony-winning musical comedy Call Me Madam, starring Olivier nominee Rosemary Ashe and ‘Allo ‘Allo!s Richard Gibson.

In this comedy about love and diplomacy, Sally Adams, the unconventional ‘queen of Washington society’, is appointed US ambassador to the tiny Grand Duchy of Lichtenburg. She’s intent on refusing to shore up that country’s finances with American money. That is, until she meets Cosmo Constantine, the Lichtenburg foreign minister, and finds his charms irresistible. Political chaos ensues, not helped by the budding romance between Sally’s aide, Kenneth, and Princess Maria, heiress to the Lichtenburg throne. Can anyone’s career and romantic ambitions survive?

Irving Berlin‘s score features the hit songs ‘It’s a Lovely Day Today’ and ‘You’re Just in Love’, and Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse‘s book sparkles with political satire as pertinent today as it was when President Harry Truman ran the White House.