Mrs Henderson Presents

Peter recently finished playing Vivian Van Damm in Mrs Henderson Presents in Toronto .

Peter played the role of Vivian Van Damm opposite Tracie Bennett in Mrs Henderson Presents in Toronto during March and April. It played at The Royal Alexandra Theatre from March 12th till April 23rd.

Tracie Bennett and PP in Toronto

The cast included Evelyn Hoskins, Matt Slack, Matthew Malthouse, Simon Green,  Adam Rhys-Charles,  Jenny Huxley-Golden, Tricia Adele Turner, Kimberly Powell, Alex Delamere, Grace Mckee, Ross Carpenter, Fenton Gray, Piers Bate, Lucy Carter, Maria Garrett, Lauren Hall, Emily Langham, Ross Carpenter, Mark Prendergast, Matthew Jeans, Tania Newton,  Anne Smith, Simon Green and Piers Bate and Lucy Carter.

Evie Hoskins, PP and Tracie Bennett during tech rehearsals
Evie Hoskins, PP and Tracie Bennett

Mrs Henderson Presents was adapted from the Martin Sherman screenplay by Terry Johnson, whose plays include Hysteria, Hitchcock Blondes, Cleo Camping Emmanuel and Dick and currently Dead Funny which recently enjoyed a revival at the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End.

Royal Alexandra Toronto Backstage
Backstage on Mrs Henderson Presents. Visible L to R  are Tricia , Kimberley, Emily, Jenny, Lauren and Grace.

The music is by George Fenton (here interviewed for Film Music magazine) whose work includes many film scores – Lady In The Van and The Madness Of King George  and Simon Chamberlain. The libretto is by Oscar winner, Don Black (Born Free – 1966) and whose nominations and songs stretch over 40 years. He has written many musical librettos too including,  Billy, Aspects Of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Steven Ward and Bombay Dreams. 

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