Waterloo East Theatre presents the The European Premier of the 1970’s musical Ballroom
originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett, three years after A Chorus
Line, it has a book by Jerome Kass music by Billy Goldenberg and lyrics Alan & Marilyn
Bergman and features the classic Broadway song Fifty Percent.
Bea Asher who, having lost her beloved husband Morrie, opens a thrift shop that amounts
to an ongoing garage sale of her own belongings. When her friend Angie urges her
to get out of the shop and start living again by suggesting that she visit the local
Brooklyn dance hall, Bea agrees and begins life anew at the Stardust Ballroom. There
she meets middle-aged mailman Alfred Rossi and falls in love again. Her dream of
a happily-ever-after relationship is shattered when she discovers Alfred hasn't been
as honest about his personal life as she thought, but having found a new life and
love decides that "fifty percent" of someone you love is better than "all of anybody
Adam Anderson Tim Benton Annie Edwards Jill Francis Garry Freer Collette Kelly
Olivia Maffett Jessica Martin Peter McVea Natalie Moore - Williams Danielle Morris
Cory Peterson Dudley Rogers Gerry Tebbutt
Director Gerald Armin
Musical Director Inga Davis- Rutter
Choreographer Nancy Kettle
Designer Paul O'Shaughnessy
Ballroom is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm
Matinees: Sun at 4pm
No performance Tues May 16
Running time approx.120 mins with an interval.
Strictly No Latecomers Admitted.
Tickets: £22.50 Full / £20 Conc*.
Previews May 12 - 14 All Tickets £15
No Booking Fees ALLOCATED SEATING
*(Students: Unwaged: Over 60’s: Equity: Disabled: Lambeth Resident.)
Please Note the first three rows of seats have been removed for extra stage area, Front row is now ROW D