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Musical (1889)


Musique: Arthur Sullivan
Paroles: W.S. Gilbert
Livret:

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Apollo Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 27 juin 2001
Première : mardi 03 juillet 2001
Dernière : dimanche 29 juillet 2001
Mise en scène : John Doyle
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Karen Mann, Mike Afford, Elizabeth Marsh, Mark Crossland, Rebecca Arch, Josephine Baird, Eddie Burton, Christopher Dickins
Commentaires : Eight actor-musician-singers performed all the roles and played all the music in this completely re-written version, which abandoned nearly all Gilbert’s dialogue and all Sullivan’s original orchestration in favour Mafia and spaghetti gags and boogie-woogie/cool jazz/easy listening . The production had originated at the Watermill, Newbury, where John Doyle had been pioneering a new kind of approach to musicals using actor-musicians accompanying themselves as they perform. This had brought interesting new interpretations to his earlier “Irma la Douce”, “Cabaret” and “Carmen”, but it was generally felt not to have worked with such a period piece as Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Gondoliers”. It was booked into the Apollo for a limited ten week season.


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