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The Nance

by Douglas Carter Beane

Director: Chris Baldock

21 April - 7 May 2016


Director: Chris Baldock

Assistant Director: Travis Handcock

Production Coordinator: Barbara Hughes

Musical Director: Janet Provan


In the 1930s the burlesque impressarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche.


A headliner called ‘the nance’ was stereotypically camp and master of comic double entendre - usually played by a straight man.


A recent Broadway hit starring Nathan Lane, The Nance recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers.


At a time when it is easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life.


The Australian première.



Chauncey Miles – Phil Lambert
Ned – Ziv Gidron
Efram – Kirk Alexander
Joan – Kate Lewis
Sylvie – Cat Jardine
Carmen – Dianne Algate

Stage Manager: Alex Begg

Assistant Stage Managers: Andrew Wild,

Brian Christopher, Rob Edwards

Lighting/sound operator: Maureen White

Set Design – David Dare
Lighting Design – Jason Bovaird

Costume Design/realisation – Tony Tartaro

Audio Design: Neil Williamson, Chris Baldock

Choreography: Dianne Algate


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