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Play // Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip // Presteigne Festival

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Following their sell-out performance at the Oxford Playhouse, a further revival at Presteigne Festival of Dorothy Parker Takes a Trip, the one-act solo play commissioned by and premiered at Dartington International Festival.

Devised and co-created by actor and singer Sarah Gabriel and director Richard Williams, and musically directed by Iain Farrington, this is a story about legendary writer and wit Dorothy Parker’s immense talent and complicated life, with songs by Harold Arlen, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Kurt Weill, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and others. Also featuring Dorothy Parker’s lawyer’s assistant and a filing cabinet.

Sarah Gabriel // actor and singer

Iain Farrington // piano and music director

Richard Williams // director