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Irving Berlin musical The Smallest Show on Earth to open in September

Brian Capron and Liza Goddard in The Smallest Show on Earth. Photo: Colin Bell
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A musical featuring Irving Berlin songs and based on the film The Smallest Show on Earth will open in September.

It will star Liza Goddard and Brian Capron and is directed by Thom Southerland, who has also penned the book with Paul Alexander.

The Smallest Show on Earth will open at the Mercury Theatre in Colchester on September 25, before touring to venues including the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and the Grand Theatre in Swansea.

It will feature set and costumes by David Woodhead, choreography by Lee Proud, lighting by Howard Hudson, sound by Andrew Johnson and musical supervision by Gareth Valentine.

It will have musical direction by Mark Aspinall and casting is by Will Burton.

Other cast members include Laura Pitt-Pulford and Matthew Crowe.

It is produced by Brian Eastman, Christabel Albery and the Mercury Theatre in Colchester.

The film on which the show is based was produced in 1957 and starred Peter Sellers.