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0001 - Bend it like Beckham (2015)
Musique: Howard Goodall
Paroles: Charles Hart
Livret: Gurinder Chadha
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Bend It Like Beckham is the fantastically feel-good new modern British musical. A celebratory fusion of culture, music, emotions and fun, bursting with warmth, humour and heart. Jess needs extra time.

Genèse: The musical is based on the 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham. In late 2003, it was first revealed that the film's writer and director Gurinder Chadha planned to turn the film into a stage musical with the hope that it could be staged a year later. It was not until 2011, that further information emerged that a script had been completed and that they were looking for someone to compose the score, with workshops ultimately taking place in 2013 and early 2014. On 31 October 2014, the show was officially confirmed and it was announced that the show would premiere in London in May 2015, with tickets going on sale on 7 November 2014. The musical has a book by Gurinder Chadha and her husband Paul Mayeda Berges and is directed by writer Gurinder Chadha, with choreography by Aletta Collins, set design by Miriam Buether, costume design by Katrina Lindsay and lighting design by Neil Austin. The musical's score is composed by Howard Goodall, with lyrics by Charles Hart, orchestrations by Charles Hart and Kuljit Bhamra, sound design by Richard Brooker and musical direction by Nigel Lilley. The show's premiere production is expected to begin previews at the Phoenix Theatre in London, on 15 May 2015, with its official opening night coming on 24 June, initially booking until 11 July 2015. Prior to opening the booking period was extended to 24 October 2015. On 19 January 2015, full casting was announced with the news that Natalie Dew would play the role of Jess, with Lauren Samuels playing Jules, Jamie Campbell Bower as Joe, Ronni Ancona as Paula and Preeya Kalidas, who had previously played the role of Monica in the film as Pinky. On 13 March 2015, it was revealed that Ronni Ancona had withdrawn from the production during rehearsals due to family reasons and that Sophie-Louise Dann would replace her in the role of Paula.

Résumé: Jess needs extra time. She is facing the most important decision of her life; live up to family expectations of university, career and marriage, or follow in the footsteps of her hero David Beckham. When the talented teenage footballer is spotted playing football in Southall, a world of opportunities opens up before her. But as the day of her sister's traditional Indian wedding approaches, Jess needs to pick sides.

Création: 24/6/2015 - Phoenix Theatre (Londres) - représ.

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Bend it like Beckham (2015-06-Phoenix Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Phoenix Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 8 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Friday 15 May 2015
Première : Wednesday 24 June 2015
Dernière : Saturday 05 March 2016
Mise en scène : Gurinder Chadha
Chorégraphie : Aletta Collins
Producteur :
Avec : Natalie Dew (Jess), Lauren Samuels (Jules), Jamie Campbell Bower (Joe), Sophie-Louise Dan (Paula), Jamal Andreas (Tony), Preeya Kalidas (Pinky), Tony Jayawardena (Mr Bhamra), Natasha Jayetileke (Mrs Bhamra), Sohm Kapila, Buckso Dhillon-Woolley, Harveen Mann (Aunties), Irvine Iqbal, Karl Seth (Uncles), Sejal Keshwala, Serina Mathew, Sharan Phull (Cousins), Rakesh Boury, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Tom Millen, Daniel Bolton (Footballers), Raj Bajaj (Teetu), Michelle Bishop, Lisa Bridge, Chloe Chambers, Genesis Lynea, Kirstie Skivington and Danielle Young (The Harriers), Rekha Sawhney, Shahid Khan (Indian Heritage Singers), Kayleigh McKnight (Swing).
Presse : "A strong female cast, clever design and eclectic score make for a successful screen-to-stage transfer – but Gurinder Chadha still sidesteps the big issues." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"The show aims to entertain, not point-score, though; it’s about feeling the value, not just of football, but of different approaches to life and even sex, on the pulse." Dominic Cavendish for The Telegraph

"Natalie Dew is wonderfully winning and pure-voiced as Jess, the Southall teenager caught between her desire to excel at soccer and the expectations of her tradition-bound Sikh family." Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Back of the net, then? Not quite. The show has flaws — it starts sluggishly and is too long. Some of the attempts to convey the wonder of kicking a football with Beckham’s particular finesse are clumsy." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard