Tonight's the Night (2003 musical)

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This article is about the 2003 Rod Stewart compilation musical. For other uses, see Tonight's the Night (disambiguation).
Tonight's the Night
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The Rod Stewart Musical
Music Rod Stewart
Lyrics Rod Stewart
Book Ben Elton
Productions 2003 West End
2006 UK Tour

Tonight's the Night is a "compilation musical" by comedian Ben Elton, based on the music of Rod Stewart. It opened in October 2003 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, and ran for just over a year. This production follows Elton's previous effort with We Will Rock You (musical)

A scaled down version of the musical toured the UK between February and July 2006, commencing at the Palace Theatre, Manchester. It was directed by C. Jay Ranger, with new sets, lighting, sound and costumes.

Original Creative Team[edit]

  • Music and Lyrics: Rod Stewart and others
  • Book and Direction: Ben Elton
  • Choreography: Stephen Mear
  • Music Supervisor/Dance Arrangements: Gareth Valentine
  • Set & Costume Design: Lez Brotherston
  • Lighting Design: Mark Henderson
  • Sound Design: Rory Madden/Whizz
  • Orchestrator: Colin Towns
  • Casting: Pippa Ailion
  • Producer: Phil McIntyre
  • Producer: Arnold Stiefel
  • Associates: Paul Roberts, Michael Watt, Michael Coppel

Original London Cast[edit]

  • Stuart Clutterbuck: Tim Howar
  • Sweet Lady Mary: Dianne Pilkington
  • Satan: Hannah Waddingham
  • Baby Jane Golden: Catherine Porter
  • Stoner: Michael McKell
  • Rocky Washington: Tim Funnell
  • Dee Dee: Debbie Kurup
  • Jorgė: Howard Samuels
  • Greaser: Keith Bookman
  • Bonehead: Jeff Edwards
  • Winona: Sharon Clancy
  • Travolta: Tim Walton
  • Bootie: Rebecca Parker
  • Loretta: Tanya Robb
  • Ensemble: Tyman Boatwright, Matthew Boulton, Daniel Delaney, Lucie Fentum, Matt Firth, Emma Gray, Leon Maurice-Jones, Samantha Modeste, Jo Morris, Brenda Jane Newhouse, Ngo Ngofa, Chris Stanton, Dean Street
  • Swings: Lucy Jane Adcock, Jane McMurtrie, Darragh O'Leary, Tino Sanchez, Paul Shipp
  • Dance Captain: Sarah Dickens

2006 UK Tour Creative Team[edit]

  • Music and Lyrics: Rod Stewart and others
  • Book: Ben Elton
  • Director: C. Jay Ranger
  • Choreography: Denise Ranger
  • Music Supervisor/Director: Griff Johnson
  • Set Design: Andrew Howe-Davies
  • Costume Design: Shereen Hibbert
  • Lighting Design: Adam Bassett
  • Sound Design: Rory Madden/Whizz/Glenn Beckley
  • Casting: Pippa Ailion
  • Producer: Phil McIntyre
  • Producer: Arnola Stiefel
  • Associates: Paul Roberts

2006 UK Tour Cast[edit]

  • Stuart Clutterbuck: Ryan Molloy
  • Mary: Rachel Tucker
  • Satan/Baby Jane Golden: Tiffany Graves
  • Stoner: Jeff Edwards
  • Rocky: Daniel Robinson
  • Dee Dee: Kristina Paraskeva
  • Jorgė: Nathaniel Robinson
  • Greaser: Stepps
  • Understudy Stuart: George Maguire
  • Understudy Mary: Rachael Wood
  • Ensemble: Jon Hawkins, Ian Male, Sam Attwater, Stephen Uppal, Rebecca Bainbridge, Rachael Wood, Stepps, George Maguire, Francesca Jackson, Faye Raye Robertson, Chloe Bell, Victoria Harrington
  • Dance Captain: Chloe Bell

2006 UK Tour Crew[edit]

  • Production Manager: Gordon Isaacs
  • Company Manager: Jerry Gunn
  • Stage Manager: Dave Edmunds
  • Deputy Stage Manager: James Hayden
  • Assistant Stage Managers: Leanne Fagan, Martyn Sands
  • Production Lighting Engineer/Lighting Director: Nico Bray
  • Deputy Electrician: Philip Rowe
  • Assistant Electrician: Vanessa Lucas (was Marsh)
  • Production Sound Engineers: Glenn Beckley/Aidan Cloney
  • No 3 Sound: Noel Baum
  • Production Rigger: Nipper Finch
  • Production Carpenter: Jason Culverwell
  • Head Of Wardrobe: Sue Casey
  • Wardrobe Assistant: Chris Hayward

2006 UK Tour Band[edit]

  • Musical Director/Keys 1: Griff Johnson
  • Keys 2: Simon Carr-Minns
  • Lead Guitar: [unknown]
  • Rhythm Guitar: [unknown]
  • Drums: Matt Bayne
  • Bass Guitar: Glen Muscroft
  • Transport: Paul Mathew Transport
  • Lighting Hire: Whitelight Ltd.
  • Sound Hire: Sonalyst

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