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Musical (1972)


Musique: Stephen Schwartz
Paroles: Stephen Schwartz
Livret: Roger O. Hirson

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Menier Chocolate Factory (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 15 previews - 80 représentations
Première Preview : mardi 22 novembre 2011
Première : mercredi 07 décembre 2011
Dernière : samedi 25 février 2012
Mise en scène :
Chorégraphie : Bob Fosse
Avec : Matt Rawle (Leading Player) , Harry Hepple (Pippin) , Ian Kelsey (Charlemagne ), David McMullan (Lewis), Louise Gold (Berthe), Frances Ruffelle (Fastrada), Stuart Neal (Theo), Carly Bawden (Catherine), Ben Bunce, Bob Harms, Holly James, Anabel Kutay, Kate Tydman
Commentaires : This was a love-it-or-hate-it revival. It was completely re-thought as a present-day video game, played by a present-day Pippin, with the Leading Player “guiding” him through the various “levels”: family, violence, orgiastic sex, religious quest, ordinary life and a grim suicidal interlude. Set in an adolescent boy’s bedroom, it is filled with elaborate projections, light displays, neon laser beams and hi-tech visual trickery. It was also very, very loud! After the first month the role of Berthe was played by a series of performers, Caroline Quentin, Gay Soper, Josie Lawrence and then back to Louise Gold for the last two weeks. It previewed from November 22 nd, and collected strongly polarised notices: “Up Allegory Creek without a paddle. . . excruciatingly fey” (Times), “staggeringly incoherent” (Financial Times), “ a bold, radical revival with a certain dizzying appeal” (Time Out)


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