I Can Get It For You Wholesale is set in New York’s 1930’s garment district; a hard, sweaty, get-rich-quick world of high fashion and low finagling. First seen on Broadway in 1962, starring Barbara Streisand and Elliot Gould, this production will return the cavernous Arcola Theatre to its original use – a clothes factory stocked with underpaid, immigrant workers at the heart of London’s rag-trade, Hackney.
William Galinsky returns to the Arcola Theatre, following his sell-out, critic’s choice production Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, to collaborate with Artistic Director, Mehmet Ergen. Co-producers, Herald Theatre Company, also return following their acclaimed production Marat/Sade –“a truly mesmerising, challenging piece of theatre” – The Stage.
The legendary Miss Marmelstein – the role that propelled Streisand into stardom – will be played by Nichola Lagan. Other cast members include Rosanne Priest as Ruthie and Leonard Fenton – Dr Legg from the Eastenders – as Mr Pulvermacher.
With a cast of 20, and live musicians, this production will mark the 1st anniversary of Arcola Theatre.