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Musical (1983)


Musique: Stephen Oliver
Paroles: Tim Rice
Livret: Tim Rice

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Old Vic (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois
Nombre : 87 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 02 novembre 1983
Première : mercredi 09 novembre 1983
Dernière : samedi 14 janvier 1984
Mise en scène : Peter James
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast
Avec : Paul Nicholas (Blondel), Stephen Tate (King Richard), David Burt (Prince John), Chris Langham (Assassin), Sharon Lee Hill (Fiona), Richard Bryan, Stewart Collins, Nicholas Ibbotson, Michael Steffan (Monks)
Commentaires : The performance on 8 November 1983 was a Special Gala Performance staged in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
Blondel was the opening performance of the newly refurbished Old Vic Theatre and was the first of that season's subscription season - an idea that the new owner, Ed Mirvish, had imported from his theatre in Toronto, Canada where he claimed that 85% of seats where sold in advance to subscribers.
Although man critics found the plot muddled and confused, the chorus of monks was a great success and the show did develop a kind of cult following. It was chosen to re-open the Old Vic after the theatre had undergone a major renovation under its new owner, the Canadian “Honest” Ed Mirvisch. It transferred to the Aldwych Theatre in January 1984.


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