When In Rome

by Book by Martin A Follose Music and Lyrics by Bill Francoeur

When In Rome had 4 performances over 10 years ago (between the 21st of February 2008 and the 23rd of February 2008)

When in Rome is a full length musical and is jammed packed with great characters from start to finish. The music is fabulous and obviously the show is going to be filled with Togas.

Synopsis

When In Rome, do as the Romans do slip on a toga and charge like a lion into this dazzling musical! "Left the checkbook in the chariot, your Caesar Card at home? Don't worry, we've got lay-away!" Your audiences will really love the tongue-in-cheek humor Bill Francoeur delightfully weaves into the 10 songs in this side-splitting musical comedy. Peasant thieves Gladis (you could say he's a dorkus supremus!), Minimus (his friends call him Mini) and Julia sneak into the royal palace disguised as handmaidens. Gladis is smitten with the beautiful princess and simply must catch another glimpse of her. They are promptly caught in a hilarious scene, almost becoming lion food until the princess gets an idea. She must marry soon, but almost all the senators and other men of the city, except the repulsive Senator Altilis, are away at war. If she can't find a suitable match, her father has decreed she must marry the last gladiator standing in the upcoming games! That's the last thing this intelligent but headstrong feminist leader wants! And Senator Altilis is deviously plotting to get her out of the empire's affairs by moving the date of the gladiator games up, thus burdening the princess with having to plan her dreaded wedding. This is where Gladis comes in! The princess schemes to train Gladis to compete in the games so she can avoid marrying Brudis, the brainless brute favored to win. The only hitch? Gladis has to win! That's easier said than done, as the princess realizes once the training begins! This masterful, eclectic musical will knock your togas off with songs like the peasants' comical "I Could Be Royalty," the Broadway style "Rome Wasn't Built in a Day," the muses' rousing "Last Gladiator Standing" and Gladius's hysterical "I'm Gonna Die.""

We will start 3 weeks of workshops on Monday 10th September from 5 – 7.30pm at The Studio in Chertsey. Auditions will be on Monday 1st October. From 5pm – 8.30pm (venue to be confirmed). We will split it into 2 groups, the younger ones will audition first. I will provide a schedule for auditions at the workshops.

Rehearsals will be on Mondays from 5 – 7.30pm at the Studio in Chertsey. There will also be some rehearsals on Sundays nearer the time. Performance Dates are Thursday 21st Feb – Saturday 23rd Feb (including matinee)

A flyer giving booking details of the production can be downloaded from the link at http://rdg.org/flyers/when-in-rome.pdf

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Lady - Sophia Dowson-Collins

Old Lady in the Marketplace

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Minimus - Jamie Frier

Friend to Gladius; skinny and shorter than Gladius

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Gladius - Matt Hill

Peasant who becomes a gladiator; not the strongest or bravest but he will have to do

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Julia - Meg Pike

Partner in crime with Gladius and Minimus

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Princess - Laura Norman

Daughter of the emperor; rude and doesn't like men

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Maid - Niamh Nichols

Princess's servant

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Altilis - Michael Senanayake

Highest Senator and a real chicken

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Messenger - Billy Nevers

runs messages between the Emperor and the Princess

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Impella - Lucy Evans

Senator's wife

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Verbalina - Aimee Pye

Another Senator's wife - talks all the time

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Sasilla - Amy Hewson

Still another Senator's wife

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Laffina - Becky Wattley

Another Senator's wife - only giggles

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Attendant - Charlotte Rogers

Attendant to the Princess

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Brudis - Adam Roberts

Massive gladiator of few words

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Fina - Daisy Mercer

Peasant friend of Gladius

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Emperor - Tom Hudson

The one and only

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Muses - Hannah Bates

Back up singers

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Muse 1 - Samantha Ivey

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Muses - Jess Bollands

Back up singers

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Muses - Sam Dickens

Back up singers

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Muses - Becky Lynch

Back up singers

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Muses - Esther King

Back up singers

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Muses - Jessica Marsh

Back up singers

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Muses - Poppy Melham

Back up singers

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Muses - Maxine Prince

Back up singers

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Lucy Black

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Mob Member 1 - Hayley Brown

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Mob Member 2 - Cassie Humble

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Deejay - Tom Hudson

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Spectator 1 - Dominic Nevers

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Spectator 2 - Callum Brook

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Katie Black

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Roman Soldier - Callum Brook

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Roman Soldier - Julian Humble

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Roman Soldier - Dominic Nevers

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Roman Soldier - Connor Young

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Hayley Brown

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Katie Cooke

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Amelia Daley

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Sophia Dowson-Collins

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Leah Dischant

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Lucy Frank

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Holly Giles

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Lily Grunwell

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Cassie Humble

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Nicola Ivey

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Lucy Kerridge

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Vanessa Logue

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Daisy Mercer

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Emily Moore

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Shelby Myers

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Elena Odysseos

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Clare Pike

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Alfreya Robertson

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Charlotte Rogers

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Grace Santry

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Latin Dancers - Michael Senanayake

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Mia Thompson

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Lauren Timbrell

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Victoria Upcott

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Alice Upcott

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Ensemble (Citizens, Peasants, Vendors, Spectators, Slaves, Street Entertainers) - Amy Young

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Latin Dancers - Hannah Bates

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Latin Dancers - Lucy Black

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Latin Dancers - Jess Bollands

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Latin Dancers - Hayley Brown

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Latin Dancers - Katie Cooke

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Latin Dancers - Sophia Dowson-Collins

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Latin Dancers - Sam Dickens

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Latin Dancers - Leah Dischant

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Latin Dancers - Jamie Frier

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Latin Dancers - Amy Hewson

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Latin Dancers - Tom Hudson

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Latin Dancers - Samantha Ivey

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Latin Dancers - Nicola Ivey

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Latin Dancers - Emily Moore

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Latin Dancers - Shelby Myers

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Latin Dancers - Meg Pike

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Latin Dancers - Clare Pike

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Latin Dancers - Maxine Prince

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Latin Dancers - Aimee Pye

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Latin Dancers - Charlotte Rogers

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Latin Dancers - Grace Santry

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Latin Dancers - Victoria Upcott

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Latin Dancers - Alice Upcott

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Director - Louise Dangel

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Choreography - Melanie Silk

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Dance Leader - Aimee Pye

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Stage Manager - Emma Thompson

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Stage Manager (assistant) - Claire Nevers

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Set Design and Construction - John Godliman

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Set Construction - Christine Bates

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Set Construction - Nick Lund

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Set Construction - Jonathan Miller

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Set Construction - Clare Pinnock

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Set Construction - Adam Roberts

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Set Construction - Linda Russell

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Set Construction - Ian Thomas

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Set Construction - Liz Thomas

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Wardrobe - Sharyn Prince

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Wardrobe - Sue Pike(2)

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Wardrobe - Diane Humphries

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Wardrobe - Julie Myers

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Wardrobe - Hannah Bates

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Wardrobe - Sue Hewson

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Wardrobe - Sally Watmore

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Wardrobe - Beverley Giles

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Properties - Emma Thompson

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Properties - Hannah Bates

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Properties - Clare Pinnock

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Lighting Design - Jonathan Miller

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Lighting (Assistant) - Bill Payne

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Lighting (Assistant) - Gareth Woodford

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Sound - Chris Elcocks (MC Production Group)

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Photography - Alan Bostock (www.photoeyes.biz)

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Box Office Manager - Emma Thompson

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Front of House Manager - Tony Frier

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Front of House Manager - Kay Frier

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Poster and Programme Design - Anne Nunn

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Musical Director - Louise Dangel