The York Theatre's all-star production of Busker Alley.
Book by A.J. Carothers.
Music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman.
Directed and Designed by Tony Walton.
Starring Jim Dale, John Bolton, Bonzer, Cristy Candler, Bob Fitch, Jessica Grove, Mike Hall, Elizabeth Inghram, George S. Irving, Simon Jones,
Noah Racey, Anne Rogers, Michael Lane Trautman,
Diane Wasnak, Patrick Wetzel.
And Special Guest Star Glenn Close.
Associate Music Director Mark York. Orchestrations and Music Direction by Aaron Gandy.
The setting is London, April 1938 just prior to World War II.
Busker Alley is about a busker (one who entertains in public on Londonsí famous streets) who falls in love with a much younger woman who longs to be a big star in the theatre and leaves him to follow her dreams. The show is based on the 1938 British motion picture, St. Martinís Lane, which was released in America under the title The Sidewalks of London. The film starred Charles Laughton as Charlie Staggers, Vivien Leigh as Libby and Rex Harrison as Harley Prentiss.