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Musical (1954)


Musique: Jerry Ross • Richard Adler
Paroles: Jerry Ross • Richard Adler
Livret: George Abott • Richard Bissell

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 88 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 10 septembre 1999
Première : lundi 04 octobre 1999
Dernière : samedi 18 décembre 1999
Mise en scène : Simon Callow
Chorégraphie : David Bintley
Avec : John Hegley (Hines), Leslie Ash (Babe Williams),
Graham Bickley (SidSorokin), Jenny Ann Topham (Gladys), Anita Dobson (Mabel), Jonathan D. Ellis (Prez), John Levitt (Mr Hasler) Alison Limerick (Gladys Hotchkiss), Karen Clegg, Heather Craig, Francesco D'Astici, Louise Davidson, Rufus Dean, Peter Edbrook, Steve Elias, Catie Entwhistle, Laura Hussey, Natasha Knight, John Levitt, Saskia Lockey, Paul Micha, Lucy Potter, Adam pudney, Phillipe Reynolds, Simon Smith, Deborah Spellman, Todd Talbot, Frank Thompson, Jenny-Ann Topham.
Commentaires : During the pre-London tour the lead female role was played by Ulrika Jonsson, who withdrew and her part was taken by Leslie Ash. It was 45 years since the show had last been in London, but generally the critics felt it had not been worth reviving - especially in what was described as a lacklustre production with some very peculiar scenery designs by the abstract painter, Frank Stella. It
ran for ten weeks.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH of THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The pyjamas are fine but where's the passion…"

BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE of THE TIMES says, "You can hum along, but that's about all."

SHERIDAN MORLEY of TELETEXT says, "Simon Callow's claims that this is one of the best Broadway musicals ever are in my view misplaced. I would not put it even in the top 20, because the songs in no way advance the story."

CHARLES SPENCER of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Unfortunately in Callow's production the show seems over-energetic, undersexed and desperately short of real star quality."

However, not all reviews were bad, ALASTAIR MACAULAY of THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Crazy fun on the factory floor" and goes on to say "Simon Callow's new production is spot-on - most of the time."


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