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Musical (1878)

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

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 19 juillet 2005
Première : jeudi 21 juillet 2005
Dernière : samedi 10 septembre 2005
Mise en scène : Ian Talbot
Chorégraphie :
Avec : Desmond Barrit (Sir Joseph), Gary Wilmot (Dick Deadeye), Tobias Beer (Sailor), Vivian Care (Cousin), Martin Chamberlain (Sailor), Dominic Colchester (Sailor), Tricia Crowe (Cousin), Nicola Filshie (Cousin), Hal Fowler (Captain Corcoran), Natasha Lewis (Cousin), Dominic Marsh (Sailor), James Millard (Sailor), Lesley Nicol (Little Buttercup), Alastair Parker (Sailor), Sirine Saba (Hebe), Scarlet Strallen (Josephine), Giles Taylor (Boatswain), Simon Thomas (Ralph Rackstraw), Rupert Young (Sailor)
Commentaires : The new libretto enlarged the role of Dick Deadeye, making him a kind of commentator on the action, and providing him with a series of asides to “modernise” the proceedings. This was not especially welcomed by the majority of the critics, but the overwhelming high-spirits of the show, and especially the glorious over-the-top performance by Desmond Barritt, made this an evening that was almost universally praised.
Presse : SARAH HEMMING for the FINANCIAL TIMES says, "It is hard to resist such a well-sung and vivaciously delivered staging. And the cherry on the cake is Desmond Barrit's dyspeptic Sir Joseph, a vision in naval regalia. He smoulders with self-importance as he recalls his effortless and completely unmerited rise through the ranks. A treat."
FIONA MOUNTFORD for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Irresistibly jaunty new production...the well-drilled cast, including a joyously camp chorus of tars who imply water pistols would be their weapons of choice in a combat situation, sail through some of Gilbert and Sullivan's greatest hits."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Well-cast production....Ian Talbot's otherwise enjoyable production is hindered rather than helped by Herbert Appleman's revised libretto which turns Dick Deadeye into a choric figure busily explaining the objects of Gilbertian satire."
IANS JOHNS for THE TIMES says, "This Pinafore under Ian Talbot’s command is more jolly knowingness than the pointed caricature of the British class system that it’s supposed to be."