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Musical (1956)

Musique: Frederik Loewe
Paroles: Alan Jay Lerner
Livret: Alan Jay Lerner

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 ans 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 873 représentations
Première Preview : samedi 21 juillet 2001
Première : samedi 21 juillet 2001
Dernière : samedi 30 août 2003
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Avec : Jonathan Pryce (Henry Higgins), Martine McCutcheon (Eliza Doolittle), Dennis Waterman (Alfred P. Doolittle), Nicholas Le Prevost (Colonel Pickering), Caroline Blakiston (Mrs Higgins), Mark Umbers (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Patsy Rowlands (Mrs Pearce), Jill Martin, Sevan Stephan, Ann Emery
Commentaires : This hugely-praised revival won four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical, and awards for Martine McCutcheon and Matthew Bourne. From the outset Martine McCutcheon was plagued with throat problems, and very frequently missed performances, being replaced (to much acclaim!) by her understudy, Alexandra Jay. By December, with five months left on her contract, it was clear that Martine McCutcheon could not continue, and she was replaced with Joanna Riding (who went on to win a further Olivier Award for the show as Best Actress in a Musical in 2003). The show ran two years at Drury Lane, finishing at the end of August, 2003. (It was revived for a 12 city UK tour in September 2005, ending in August 2006. This tour starred Amy Nuttall and Lisa O’Hare as Eliza, Christopher Cazenove as Henry Higgins, Russ Abbot and Gareth Hale as Doolittle, and Honor Blackman and Hannah Gordon as Mrs Higgins.)
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD describes Martine McCutcheon's performance as 'marvellous" and describes the show as "fairly magical".

SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says the show is "sharp and sturdy".He goes on to say, "Matthew Bourne's choreography is brilliant.."

MICHAEL COVENEY for THE DAILY MAIL, describes McCutcheon's performance as "bubbly, bright and immensely endearing". He goes on to say, "In Jonathan Pryce's Higgins we have a major performance by a major actor." He finishes with describing the show as "Wonderfully theatrical."

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Pryce combines commanding authority with charm and delivers the songs with far more panache than Rex Harrison." He goes on to say, "The night belongs to McCutcheon."

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "A success to rival the National's Oklahoma!."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "The first half of the evening is shamelessly enjoyable. But after the interval, doubts crowd in about the show and the production."

ROBERT GORE-LANGTON for THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "It's effortlessly enjoyable."

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Trevor Nunn's show crackles like a house on fire."