Rumpy Pumpy! is a vibrant new musical running from 28th March – 19th April at The King’s Head and The Landor. It’s based on the true story of two ladies from the Women’s Institute, Jean Johnson and Shirley Landels, who set out on a worldwide campaign to decriminalise prostitution and improve conditions for working girls.
Starring as the inspirational Jean Johnson will be Valerie Cutko – Carousel (Arcola Theatre), My Fair Lady (BBC Proms), Flahooley (Sadler’s Wells), with her trusty sidekick, Shirley Landels, being played by Marjorie Keys – Dr Do-little with Philip Schofield, Spend Spend Spend with Barbara Dickson, Chicago.
Also starring in Rumpy Pumpy! are: Mandi Symonds as Holly – 1984 (Almeida Theatre), Carrie’s War (Apollo Theatre), Amazonia (Young Vic); Deborah Poplett as Mags – Love Story (Union Theatre), Holby City, Doctors; Ria Ulleri as Italian Momma/NZ working girl – Romance (Mind The Gap Theatre, Manhattan), The Fall Guy (The Royal Exchange, Manchester), Sweet Love Remembered (The Globe); Matthew Pennington as Hugo/Big Hank – Victor Victoria (Southwark Playhouse), Peter Pan (Parkwood Theatre); Adam Scott Pringle as Jamie/Shakin Stevens/DCI Harrison – Stand and Deliver (The King’s Head), Spend Spend Spend (Bridewell Theatre); Jennifer Harding as Carol/a working girl/Texas Tilley – The Devil’s Disciple (Union Theatre), Songs from the Playground (Union Theatre); Joanne Sandi as DC Hecks/Sandi – Soul Sister (Savoy Theatre); and Scarlett Courtney as Trish/Celia.