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Mrs Henderson Presents

  • Summer 2015 & Spring 2016
Mrs Henderson Presents

Event Information

World Premiere
Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season 2015
15 August - 5 September 

West End
Noel Coward Theatre
9 February - 18 June 2016

★★★★★ “PHWOARSOME! Unashamedly entertaining, often deliciously funny … I have not emerged from a theatre feeling quite so cheerful for a long time. It was beautiful” – Daily Mail

★★★★ “A shot in the arm for the British musical … a defiantly patriotic piece with a delightful score, rousing ensemble and first-rate performances” – Guardian

★★★★ “A terrific, authentically British-flavoured new musical gets off to a brilliant regional start” – The Stage

It’s London, 1937, and recently-widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money when her attention falls on a run-down former cinema in Great Windmill Street. Hiring feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to look after the newly renovated Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office… When Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls – glamorous young women posing as nude statues – audiences flock. And as the Blitz hits London, The Windmill provides a refuge for all, boasting the spirit-raising slogan “We Never Close”.

World Premiere

Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season 2015

15 August – 5 September

West End

Noel Coward Theatre

9 February – 18 June 2016

Original Theatre Royal Bath cast

Tracie Bennett (Mrs Henderson), Ian Bartholomew (Van Damm) , Julie Armstrong, Sarah Bakker, Katie Bernstein, Andrew Bryant, Rhiannon Chesterman, Lizzy Connolly, Alex Delamere, Mark Hadfield, Victoria Hay, Graham Hoadly, Lauren Hood, Samuel Holmes, Oliver Jackson, Kat Kleve, Matthew Malthouse, Jane Milligan, Neil Stewart, Emma Williams, Dickie Wood.

* Jamie Forman replaced Mark Hadfield in the role of ‘Arthur’ for the West End date.

Director – Terry Johnson

Choreographer – Andrew Wright

Set Designer – Tim Shortall

Costume Designer – Paul Wills

Lighting Designer – Ben Ormerod

Sound Designer – Gareth Owen

Orchestrator – Larry Blank

Musical Supervisor, Dance & Vocal Arrangements – Mike Dixon