RAYMOND GUBBAY LTD & ROYAL ALBERT HALL
director FRANCESCA ZAMBELLO
musical director DAVID CHARLES ABEL
design PETER DAVISON
choreographer ARTHUR PITA
costume SUE WILLMINGTON
lighting design ANDREW BRIDGE & ALISTAIR GRANT
sound design BOBBY AITKEN
Show Boat is based on a 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber, and is generally considered to be the first true American "musical play".
Zambello and choreographer Arthur Pita keep the stage alive "
Arthur Pita's choreography lends much pizzazz to proceedings "
Neil Dowden musicomh.com
Francesca Zambello's effusive direction and Arthur Pita's snappy choreography ensure the pace never falters "
Arthur Pita's choreography, taking it's cue from Kern's rich eclectic score to mix folk dance, cake walk, rag, and vaudeville and a hard -working cast achieve some memorable moments "
... and some shimmering choreography from Arthur Pita also adds to the 'wow' factor director Francesca Zambello has set out to achieve "