Red, Hot and Cole.

For our 2008 production we chose a review style show packed full of great songs and melodies. Its a champagne tribute to a glittering age gone by, and the man and talent who was Cole Porter. He’s “throwing a ball tonight” and you’re all invited to a “swellegant” theatrical party spanning the life of Broadway’s greatest wit, the irrepressible Cole Porter. A scintillating mix of biography and song, Red Hot and Cole bubbles with songs that have become international standards, from such classic shows and movies as “Anything Goes”, “Kiss Me Kate”, “High Society” and “Can Can” among others.



The  story of Cole Porters’ life unfolds in the setting of a party hosted by the feisty and sly Elsa Maxwell, where all his friends are invited. From his early successes and his marriage to Linda, to his horse riding accident where he broke both his legs and his subsequent battle with pain and depression. His story is told through the many songs that he wrote.


 “TALENTED CAST SHINE TO HELP COLE BURN BRIGHTLY IN STAGE BIO”  Red, Hot and Cole,  Church Hill Theatre, ***, Martin Couper, Edinburgh Evening News Thursday April 17th 2008

“Good news. Following Smycms’s production of Red, Hot and Cole, Cole Porter will not be turning in his grave. Dancing the Charleston, perhaps. But not turning.” “Lech Boron (as Cole) shines in a cast that brims with talent all over.”


Artistic Director – Laura Jordan Reed, Musical Director – Alison Rushworth, Choreographer – Janice Bruce.


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