Pink Angora Sweater
This is a new musical that follows the life and crazy times of cross dressing war hero Edward D Wood Jnr often billed as the worst film director of all time. The story takes place in Hollywood in the mid 1950s and looks at Ed Woods strange yet endearing relationship with out of work horror movie star and morphine addict Bela Lugosi.
We watch as Ed, with his equally bizarre array of friends, tries desperately to find finance for low budget cult movies such as the cross dressing oddity ‘Glen or Glenda’, and the sci fi classics ‘Bride of the Monster’ and ‘Planet 9 from Outer Space’ while trying to keep an intimate secret away from his fame hungry fiancé Dolores, that he likes to wear women’s clothes. Indeed he often wears her clothes, including her underwear, skirt and the infamous, pink angora sweater. This fast paced hilarious musical comedy from west end composer Stuart Brayson (From Here To Eternity) features a great selection of new songs ranging from the up beat anthem ‘Pink Angora Sweater’ to the enchanting ‘Sweethearts’ and is surely destined to become a camp classic.
ED WOOD JNR‐Late 20s
Idealistic, dreamer, child like optimist.
BELA LUGOSI‐Early 70s
Hungarian movie star with drug habit.
DOLORES ‐Mid 20s
Headstrong, driven and prone to losing her rag.
Camp, sensitive and carefree
GEORGE WEISS‐Late 40s
Loud, brash and bullish.
Simple minded, honest, eager beaver.
Studious, slow but supportive.
Exotic, dangerous with sex appeal.
Sweet natured and likeable
Smart ass, with the air of an analyst.
Large baby faced wrestler who appears mute.
And 1st and 2nd MARINE, DOCTOR, SECURITY GUARD, FRANK, SECRETARY and FILM CREW, INVESTORS, TWO MEMBERS OF CLERGY, ROMAN CENTURIONS, EGYPTIANS, COWBOYS, INDIANS and general ENSEMBLE.
The musical takes place in Hollywood USA in the mid 1950s