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The Life


3rd - 6th July 2019

Heathfields Hall

You're not in Kansas anymore…

A thrilling exposé of the darker side of 1980’s New York, The Life is a defiant and heartfelt musical lament for the old Times Square. A world of pimps and prostitutes, innocents and opportunists, it’s a gutsy and gritty joyride filled with both pathos and fun.


Described by the New York Times as “Broadway’s best kept secret” The Life features a rarely heard score by celebrated composer Cy Coleman (City of Angels, Sweet Charity). The original production of The Life, directed by Michael Blakemore, opened on April 26, 1997. It received 12 Tony Nominations of which it won two, and 9 Drama Desk Awards of which it won three, including Best Musical. Dartford Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society present an immersive production of this gritty and jazzy musical.

Production Team


Co - Directors - Stephanie Lee & Gemma Matthews



Cast List


QUEEN - Rebecca Bartlett

SONJA - Emma Goodday

MARY - Ella Walden

FLEETWOOD - Paul Farlie

JOJO - Rebecca Hills

MEMPHIS - Dave Hughes

LACY - Keith Hills

LOU - Terry Allen

APRIL - Lucy Ayley

CHICHI - Tiffany Hanks-McComas

CARMEN - Hannah Burton

FRENCHIE - Lisa Brooks

TRACY - Chloe Tidbury

SHATTELLA - Ebony Bartlett

SNICKERS -Liam Winter


COMPANY Dawn Wood, Katie Inkpen, Faith Harriet, Dee Blackaby, Kerry Mapp


Photos by Rob Hooker Photography




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