Cole Porter’s classic feel-good musical, High Society opens this May at The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round.
Based on The Philadelphia Story and the 1956 MGM film musical starring Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra it’s set to be led by multi award-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman
Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back.
His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he also takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of the three suitors will she choose?
This champagne-popping musical is the final production of The Old Vic’s season in the round.
Maria Friedman said: “To stage High Society in the round at The Old Vic is a hugely exciting project providing the perfect immersive environment for a sparkling musical celebration of wedding day shenanigans.
“I am really looking forward to transporting audiences into the glamorous heart of this world and hope they enjoy the party!”
Casting to be announced.
High Society runs from April 30–August 22.