Floorshow

1977 - 1978

A musical cabaret that dives into the world of women at work and jumps back out with sketches, jokes, stand-up routines and fantastic music. In a dozen musical numbers the company sings about women working for pin money, women working in factories and offices, women working in the house, women building houses. There are women talking about sewing and assembly lines and men talking about fish fingers and childcare.

  • Written by Caryl Churchill, Bryony Lavery, Michelene Wandor and David Bradford

Cast

Chris Bowler
Performer
Gillian Hanna
Performer
Mary McCusker
Performer
Clive Russell
Performer
Roger Allam
Performer/Musician
Josefina Cupido
Performer/Musician
Helen Glavin
Performer/Musician

Production Team

David Bradford
Director
Stephanie Howard
Designer
Helen Glavin
Music
Josefina Cupido
Music
Roger Allam
Music
Meri Jenkins
Production Manager / Lighting
Sue Beardon
Administration

Places and dates

North London Poly
21/10/1977
South London Poly
22/10/1977
Marco's Social Club, Grantham
31/10/1977
Grand Metropolitan Hotel, Birmingham Jubilee Room
05/11/1977
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell
10/11/1977 - 12/11/1977
Steven Joseph Theatre
18/11/1977

‘Monstrous Regiment have produced a dazzling cabaret which is glamorous and funny… In its time this cabaret should have the same double-edged success as Rock Follies.’ Ann McFerran Time Out Jan 1978

‘Clad in strong reds, greens and blues this unusual company, partly pierrot, partly pop genre, partly band, sang and played into a half-dozen microphones… . It was altogether a lively do.’ Harold Atkins Daily Telegraph Jan 1978

Images

Words

Publicity

Display board

A selection of reviews

Press cuttings

Recordings

Audio clips from the show’s music with production images from contact sheets