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0001 - Lady or the Tiger (The) (1975)
Musique: Nola York
Paroles: Michael Richmond
Livret: Jeremy Paul • Michael Richmond
Production originale:
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Résumé: The age-old tale has Hero, the victorious warrior making the supreme mistake of falling in love with the Princess and getting caught. The King puts him on trial, and he has to choose between two doors: behind one is a beautiful girl; behind the other is a ferocious tiger. However, in this version the hero turns out to be a seedy wandering minstrel, full of folk-rock ballad songs and snatches; the Princess is a “Baby-Doll” type, sucking her thumb and clutching her teddy bear at an age when she should have been interested in more grown- up things; and the King is a kind of despotic Nero. Faced with the choice of sexual bliss or a messy death, Hero asks the Princess to make the choice. She points to one of the doors: and which door did she choose? The lady or the tiger?

Création: 6/8/1975 - Orange Tree Theatre (Londres) - représ.

Version 1

Lady or the Tiger (The) (1975-08-Orange Tree Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Orange Tree Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 06 August 1975
Première : Wednesday 06 August 1975
Dernière : Sunday 24 August 1975
Mise en scène : Michael Richmond
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Commentaires : The production packed the room above the pub in the summer of 1975 and, in the days before advanced booking, created queues of 100s up Clarence Street and into Parkshot. It was brought back for Christmas of the same year, and later transferred into the West End.

Version 2

Lady or the Tiger (The) (1976-02-Fortune Theatre-London)

Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Fortune Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée :
Nombre : 52 représentations
Première Preview : Tuesday 03 February 1976
Première : Tuesday 03 February 1976
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Michael Richmond
Chorégraphie : Tony Kinnie
Producteur :
Avec : Kate Crutchley (Princess ), John Morton (Hero), Gordon Reid ( King ), Vernon Joyner ( Factotum)
Presse : "It is a piece for could become the rage of London... enchanting music. A delightful entertainment." Harold Hobson - Sunday Times
"A bouquet of tuneful songs" Daily Telegraph
"It is the spirit of Sullivan" The Times
".........It delights" Evening News
"The music is most appealing, delicate, fragile melodious" The Guardian
"The best thing to have happened to the Fortune Theatre since 'Beyond the Fringe'. The composer Nola York & her lyricist Michael Richmond have built a wonderfully self-mocking score which is wholly compulsive. It's a musical of unique charm and elegance....marvellously attractive....a joyously good show" Sheridan Morley, Punch

Version 3

Wild Wild Women (1982-06-Astoria Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original London
Théâtre: Astoria Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 29 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Tuesday 15 June 1982
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : Michael Richmond
Chorégraphie : Marcia King
Producteur :
Avec : James Lister (Clanton), Marc Urquhart (McLaird'), Marcia King (Sister Priscilla), Lesley Joseph {Madame Lola), Steve Devereaux (Bill Tibbs),
Susanna Felowes (Alice Tibbs), Gordon Reid (Judge West), Clive Carter
Commentaires : Originally performed at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond, this began as a piece written for students at Mountview Theatre School. This production at the Astoria was an attempt at creating the American style “dinner theatre” - where stalls seats were removed and replaced with tables and chairs, and a meal was served prior to the start of the show.