Colin Stinton, Peter Polycarpou and Gary Wilmot are set to star in the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's acclaimed production of The Pajama Game, joining the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. Stinton and Polycarpou will reprise their roles as Hasler and Vernon Hines, with Wilmot taking over the latter role from June 2. Directed by Sir Richard Eyre, performances are set to begin May 1. The show is scheduled to play a limited engagement through September 13 at the Shaftesbury Theatre.
Stinton’s stage credits include Rain Man, Mother Courage and Her Children, Death Of A Salesman and Guys and Dolls. His screen credits include Foyleʼs War, Dr Who, Trail of Tony Blair, Spooks, Captain America-The First Avenger, The Bourne Ultimatum and Closer. Polycarpou’s stage credits include The Magistrate, Sweeney Todd, Phantom of the Opera and Les Misérables. His screen credits include Birds of a Feather, Evita and Oklahoma!. Wilmot’s West End credits include Me and My Girl, Copacabana, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver!. TV credits include Cue Gary and Showstoppers.
Featuring a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross with a book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell, The Pajama Game is set in 1950s America. Love is in the air at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory as handsome new Superintendent Sid Sorokin (Xavier) falls head-over-heels for firebrand Union rep Babe Williams (Riding). Sparks fly when the employees are refused a seven-and-a-half cents raise, leaving Sid and Babe deliciously at odds as the temperature rises...Will love, eventually, conquer all?