It’s A Wonderful Life is the iconic story of idealist George Bailey, whose dreams look set to be dashed by small-town scandal and big business. Alone on a bridge, contemplating life, he decides that everyone would be better off without him… or would they? It falls to hapless guardian angel, Clarence, to try and save him.
In a sparkling new British production that premiered to excellent reviews in London last year, the magical story of Frank Capra’s iconic film is retold as a radio play, complete with sound effects created live on stage. This loving tribute to the golden era of the wireless is a fresh take on a heartwarming and timely movie classic.
Bailey was played in Frank Capra’s classic 1946 film by James Stewart and the career-best role led him to be named No9 on the American Film Institute’s list of the 50 greatest screen heroes of all time.
It’s A Wonderful Life will open its spring tour in Malvern at Malvern Theatres (Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th June) then play Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (Thursday 11th – Saturday 13th June), Oxford Playhouse (Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th June) and Richmond Theatre on Sunday 21st June.
Summer tour dates and cast will be announced soon.
It’s A Wonderful Life is produced by James Seabright and Climar Productions. It had its UK premiere at Bridge House Theatre SE20, produced by Climar Productions and directed by the venue’s Artistic Director, Guy Retallack.
See www.WonderfulTour.co.uk for details.