2000 – The Pajama Game

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The Pajama Game was performed at the Co-operative Arts Theatre in Nottingham between Tuesday 10th October and Saturday 14th October 2000.

The Pajama Game is a musical comedy based on the novel “Seven and a Half Cents” by Richard Bissell.

The Story of The Pajama Game

Set in the present but cocooned in the principles and currency of the past, the “Sleep Tite Pajama Factory” battles to break out into the equality of the future.Babe and Sid tackle manager/employee relationship, Hines and Gladys grapple with obsession while Hasler, the boss, has to swallow his autocratic pride.

Act 1

Freeze in Front of Factory Floor
Factory Floor
Corridor and Loading Bay
Sid’s Office
Corridor and Loading Bay
Office Party on Factory Floor
Corridor and Loading Bay
Babe’s Kitchen
Corridor and Loading Bay
Factory Floor

Musical Numbers

Overture
The Pajama Game
Racing With the Clock
A New Town is a Blue Town
Racing With the Clock – Reprise
I’m Not At All In Love
I’m Not At All In Love – Change
I’ll Never Be Jealous Again
Hey ThereHer Is
Once-a-Year Day
Her Is – Reprise
Small TalkThere Once Was A Man (I Love You More)
Slow Down
Finale Act 1 (Hey There)

Act 2

Eagle Hall
Babe’s Kitchen
Corridor and Loading Bay
Hernando’s Hideaway
Jealousy Ballet – Bedroom Dream Scene
Sid’s Office
Corridor and Loading Bay
Hernando’s Hideaway

Musical Numbers

Entr’acte
Steam Heat
Hey There – Reprise
Think Of The Time I Save
Hernando’s Hideaway
I’ll Never Be Jealous Again – Ballet
Hey There – Incidental
Seven-and-a-Half Cents
There Once Was A Man (I Love You More) – Reprise
The Pajama Game – Closing
Seven-and-a-Half Cents – Reprise

The Cast & Crew

Hines – John Henson
Max (Geordie Salesman) – Mark Buckley
Poopsie – Claire Farrand
Brenda – Jane Hough
Mae – Kate Richmond
Babe Williams – Jackie Rawling
Charlie – Guy Benson
2nd Helper – David Heard
1st Helper – Edward Drinkall
Gladys – Carrie-Anne Corner
Mabel – Val Sutton
Sid Sorokin – Alan Richmond
Hasler – David Walters
Joe – Colin Richmond
Prez – Louis Ogando
Pop – David Heard

Dancers

Anthea Hinchliffe, Claire Farrand, Colin Richmond,
Guy Benson, Jane Cottee, Kate Richmond, Penny Carter,
Wenda Smith

The Orchestra

Bass Guitar – Jeff Widdowson
Drums – Brian Rodwell
Keyboard – Ruth Viles
Reed – Chris Hopkinson, Claudia Rodgers, David Eno, Pete Bullock
Trombone – Jane Pendery, Richard Walker
Trumpet – Charley Pendery, Kevin Dye

The Production Team

Director – Kathlyn Phillips
Make-up – Nina Ball
Set Consultant – Celia Birch
Set Construction – Michael Cottee, David Hinchliffe
Stage Crew – Richard Phillips and team
Prompt – Beryl Henson
Ticket Secretary – Jill Dawson
Accompanist – Ruth Viles
Make-up – Sandra Straw & team
Wardrobe – Barbara Doughty
Properties – Simon Sutton
Musical Director – Russ Singleton
Choreographer – Phillipa Lewis
Chorus Master – John Maddison
Assistant Musical Director – John Maddison
Production Manager – Stuart Veitch
Stage Manager – Anita Boyer
Lighting Manager – Mark Lewis
Assistant Lighting – Rob Corner
Voice Coach – Ruth Viles

What They Said

The Press…

“..bristles with energy and enthusiasm, with a cast that shows a wide range of talents.”

“Filled with appealing songs.. Beeston Operatic’s interpretation of The Pajama Game owes much to its production team. They are the driving force behind a musical that oozes class and lifts the spirits.”

“In Jackie Rawling, the society has unearthed a real star… John Henson is outstanding.. David Walters is equally impressive.”

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