Dead On Her Feet but it still features a group of desperate young people dancing to the tune of a ruthless promoter who's probably out to rip them off anyway. Former stunt pilot Bill Kelly (Jay Rincon) turns up at Atlantic City's Steel Pier for a dance marathon run by Mick Hamilton (Ian Knauer.) He meets ageing starlet Rita Racine (Sarah Galbraith) whose dance partner hasn't shown up, and convinces her to team up with him instead. But Bill doesn't know that Rita is secretly married to Mick, and is essentially a ringer whose husband will rig things to make sure she wins.
Carousel (fortunately not the wife-beating part) and which doesn't even remotely fit the rest of the story. So on its own terms Steel Pier doesn't come out of this as more than a failed experiment, but the cast and creatives for the most part make the production worth a look.
Steel Pier by John Kander, Fred Ebb and David Thompson is booking until the 24th of November at the Union Theatre.
Running time: 2 hours 25 minutes including interval.