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Children of Eden (1991-01-Prince Edward Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Prince Edward Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 2 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Tuesday 08 January 1991
Dernière : Saturday 06 April 1991
Mise en scène : John Caird
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Ken Page {God), Martin Smith (Adam), Shezwae Powell (Eve), Richard Lloyd-King (Snake), Adrian Beaumont {Cain), Kevin Colson {Noah), Ruthie Henshall, Frances Ruffelle
Commentaires : 'The opening of Children of Eden in the West End of London coincided with the start of war with Iraq and one of the worst slumps in audience attendence in recent years; as a result this spectacular musical was unable to find its audience.
Mais ce n'est pas le seul problème…
A “new biblical musical” told the story of the Old Testament from the Creation until just after the Flood. In a kind of throwback to the earlier success of Stephen Schwartz’s “Godspell”, the characters appeared in cute costumes, some of them appearing as cute, furry little animals. God and Eve were portrayed as jolly black performers, and Cain’s slaying of Abel was performed “in the humdrum context of a family spat”. The scenery was domed scaffolding, with disco and laser effects, and according to one critic: “The Garden of Eden was decorated in tatty hanging drapes and was like unto the current state of Liberty’s in its carpet and fabric sales department”. With very mixed critical reaction, the general cry was “Where is the nearest Exodus”? The show lost all its investment and closed after ten weeks.
Presse : Daily Telegraph: 'Neither a triumphant success or ghastly failure' - '...fervently uplifting ballads' - '...animals presented most imaginatively thanks largely to Richard Sharples's witty costumes and Matthew Bourne's inventive choreography. The giraffes are especially enchanting' - 'Adrian Beaumont is excellent as Cain, Earlene Bentley stops the show after the flood has subsided with 'Ain't it Good'' - 'Children of Eden is mildly and fitfully entertaining'

Guardian: '...an amiable well directed piece of biblical storytelling but one that lacks a big idea' - 'Several of his 21 songs fall pleasantly on the ear. What his score lacks is a consistency of idiom; thus we get a 30's tea dance number from the snake, a forties close harmony routine from Noah's offspring, a sixties disco swinger from Ham and Company and a periodless hot gospel number from Mama Noah' - 'Best features of the evening are, in fact, John Caird's production and John Napier's design concept'

Daily Express
'Schwartz's music was pleasant but unmemorable, though the voices were heavenly and he might have a psychedelic hit with 'Generations' - 'It has energy, superb choreography and some spectacular moments, especially when the chorus dressed up as animals' -

The Times
'Napier has indeed designed a staggering transformation, in which the stage as we know it has disappeared altogether, replaced by a huge arched space with 2 long galleries all around the stage floor' - 'There is no doubt that it is a remarkable spectacle' - 'Although it may be called to question artistically and spritually, it has all the hallmarks of a major popular success. Dreary it most certainly is not'

Herald Tribune
'There are one or two good numbers and some equally strong performances from Kevin Colson as Noah, Ken Page as a huge black God and Frances Ruffelle as the girl thrown of the ark for having the wrong parentage' - 'Not so much a plot show as a ecumenical revivalist pageant, it has a splendid set by John napier and several ingenious animal acts'

Plays and Players:
'The plot is a glutinous mixture of coyness and over simplification that makes the insulting platitudes of Miss Saigon look profound' - '...the cast don a variety of magnificent skeletal animal costumes, the beasts are truly amazing creations' - '...spectacular upbeat 'Generations' sung marvellously by Ray Shell's Ham'

Timeout:
'Schwartz's musical score though laced with attractive if derivative gospel 'Godspell' and swing numbers is let down by hugly variable lyrics' - 'Richard Sharples's ingenious animal costumes and John Napier's two tiered set are inspired' - 'I expect it will run for much the same reasons as Starlight Express' (Not a compliment then !!)

Independent on Sunday:
'As a drama its a shambles, musically a ragbag, there's no sex, no wit. It has a huge all singing, all dancing cast and some nice leading actors - Kevin Colson and Frances Ruffelle - and some visual tricks' -

Daily Mail
'However, there is spectacle in plenty and talent too with this multi racial cast' - 'A touching and effective Yonah from Frances Ruffelle who managed to flesh out the rough and ready routine love interest on the ark with sincerity -

Observer
'...and we heard and saw that Shezwae was beautiful and the best thing in the show..... And the name of Japheth was Anthony Barclay and he was the second best thing' - What's On '...I approached Children of Eden with some trepidation but, wonder of wonders I do believe I enjoyed Stephen Schwartz's latest entry into the musical stakes' - 'With Children of Eden I have to admit he has done a thoroughly professional job of adapting the first book of the Bible, apart from a few quibbles, has produced a successful musical' - 'Where there is a lightness of touch the show scores brillantly. It is not afraid to have a sense of humour and even in the sombre second half there's a joyous opening chorus entitled 'Generations' - 'The way the team created the animals for the ark scene is brillantly imaginable and totally believable. It is stunningly well staged and it is a element of surprise that is always there that makes it an attraction' - 'Whatever secret the show has for its success I have to admit it is certainly in every way better than either Cats or Les Miserables and as they are going to run for ever, Children of Eden could well be in the same league as these perennial hits'

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Cinderella (Bourne) (2010-11-Sadler(s Wells Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Sadler's Wells (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Theatre
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 30 November 2010
Première : Tuesday 30 November 2010
Dernière : Sunday 23 January 2011
Mise en scène : Matthew Bourne
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :

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Highland Fling (1995-03-Donmar Warehouse-London)

Type de série:
Théâtre: Donmar Warehouse (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : Tuesday 21 March 1995
Dernière : Saturday 08 April 1995
Mise en scène : Matthew Bourne
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Rosemary Allen, Scott Ambler, Maxine Fone, Andrew George, Phil Hill, Isabel Mortimer, Emily Pierce
Commentaires : Adventures in Motion Pictures

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Mary Poppins (2004-12-Prince Edward Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Prince Edward Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 3 ans 4 semaines
Nombre : 1283 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 06 December 2004
Première : Wednesday 15 December 2004
Dernière : Saturday 12 January 2008
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins), Gavin Lee (Bert), David Haig (George Banks), Linzi Hateley (Winifred Banks), Rosemary Ashe (Miss Andrew), Julia Sutton (Bird Woman), Kevin Williams (Park Keeper)
Commentaires : The musical had been re-worked to incorporate more of the original P.L.Travers’ stories than had appeared in the film, and to remove some of the cartoon effects. The children were ruder and more snobbish, Mrs Banks no longer quite so dizzy, Mr Banks more workaholic, and Mary Poppins herself far more eccentric and formidable than Julie Andrews. It played two months of try-outs at the Bristol Hippodrome before moving into the West End. All in all this was more “real” and less “cockneyfied” than the film. It was also a technically awe-inspiring show with its special effects, including Bert tap-dancing up one side of the proscenium arch and then continuing upside-down until descending on the other side, and, of course, Mary Poppins flying over the heads of the audience at the finale.
Commentaires longs: It received a triumphant critical reception, won two Olivier Awards (Best Performance in a Musical & Best Choreography), and ran for three years, finally closing on January 12th 2008. (The Broadway production, starring Ashley Brown and Gavin Lee opened in November 2006 and celebrated its fifth birthday in November 2011.) Productions have been mounted in Australia, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, Hungary, Czech Republic and Canada and have undertaken tours in the UK and USA.
Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "I never thought in my wildest theatrical fantasies that Walt Disney's syrup mountain of a film...could be worked up into such a sharp, thoughtful stage musical."
THE INDEPENDENT says, "With its magic and chutzpah, it simply blows away the opposition from rival West End musicals, emerging as the year's most joyous, spectacular and heart-tugging show in that genre."
MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "For much of the evening it is characterised by a mechanical professional efficiency rather than the quality of ecstasy we all look for in musicals."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Marvellously fresh adaptation.... Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious — or so I’d say."
SHERIDAN MORLEY for THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "What Mackintosh and his director, Richard Eyre, have done is to restore the human dimension."
QUENTIN LETTS for THE DAILY MAIL says, "This stage version has much much more punch than the adored old film version."
CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "The stage version of Mary Poppins is heaps better than the movie - funnier, sharper, more inventive and with a far greater variety of mood"

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Mary Poppins (2006-10-New Amsterdam Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 6 ans 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 30 previews - 2619 représentations
Première Preview : Saturday 14 October 2006
Première : Thursday 16 November 2006
Dernière : Sunday 03 March 2013
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :

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Mary Poppins (2008-06-UKTour)

Type de série: UK Tour
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 10 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 04 June 2008
Première : Wednesday 04 June 2008
Dernière : Saturday 18 April 2009
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :

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Mary Poppins (2009-03-UKTour)

Type de série: US Tour
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée :
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 11 March 2009
Première : Wednesday 11 March 2009
Dernière : Thursday 01 January 1970
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :

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Mary Poppins (2014-10-Ronacher-Vienne)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Ronacher (Vienne - Autriche)
Durée : 1 an 4 mois
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 01 October 2014
Première : Wednesday 01 October 2014
Dernière : Sunday 31 January 2016
Mise en scène : Richard Eyre • Matthew Bourne
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Annemieke van Dam (Mary Poppins), David Boyd (Bert), Reinwald Kranner (George Banks), Milica Jovanović (Winifred Banks), Maaike Schuurmans (Miss Andrew), Dirk Lohr (Admiral Boom / Chairman), Niklas Abel (Robertson Ay), Sandra Pires (Vogelfrau), Tania Golden (Mrs. Bill), Fiona Bella Imnitzer (Jane Banks), Katharina Kemp (Jane Banks), Laura Scholz (Jane Banks), Tara Oberkofler (Jane Banks), Moritz Krainz (Michael Banks), David Paul Mannhart (Michael Banks), Lorenz Pojer (Michael Banks), Jonas Ambrosch (Michael Banks), Kudra Owens (Ensemble / Mrs. Corry), Hans Neblung (Park Keeper / Cover George Banks, Admiral Boom), Kristina Da Costa (Ensemble / Katie Nanna / Fannie / Cover Ms. Andrew, Mrs. Bill), Tobias Losert (Ensemble / Northbrook), Fernand Delosch (Ensemble / Von Treiber / Polizist / Cover George Banks, Admiral Boom, Park Keeper), Lisa Habermann (Ensemble / Gwendolyn / Cover Mary Poppins), Christopher Bolam (Ensemble / Gardener / Cover Bert, Park Keeper), Heather Carino (Ensemble / Nymph), Esther Hehl (Ensemble / Miss Lark / Cover Mrs. Bill, Vogelfrau, Ms. Andrew), Kevin Perry (Ensemble / Gärtner / Cover Robertson Ay, Von Treiber), Johann Vandamme (Ensemble / Ernest / Valentin / Cover Bert, Northbrook, Neleus), Maria Bansen (Ensemble / Das Fräulein / Cover Mary Poppins, Winifred), Kenia Bernal Gonzalez (Ensemble / Aphrodite / Cover Mrs. Corry), Danielle Benton (Ensemble / Nymphe), Merel Zeeman (Ensemble / Annie / Cover Winifred, Mrs. Corry), Dane Quixall (Ensemble / Neleus), Andrew Chadwick (Ensemble / Adonis), Callan Bergmann (Ensemble / Adonis), David Hardenberg (Ensemble / Pan / Cover Neleus), Lucy Harrison (Swing), Christian Louis-James (Swing), Jo Lucy Rackham (Swing / Cover Miss Lark / Dance Captain), Jan-Eike Majert (Swing / Cover Robertson Ay / Dance Captain Assistant), Vicky Riddoch (Swing / Cover Miss Lark), Paul Knights (Swing / Cover Northbrook, Von Treiber)

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My Fair Lady (2001-03-Lyttelton Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Lyttelton Theatre
Durée : 3 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 133 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 05 March 2001
Première : Thursday 15 March 2001
Dernière : Saturday 30 June 2001
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Commentaires : Transféré au Drury Lane en juillet 2001

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My Fair Lady (2001-07-Drury Lane Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 ans 1 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 873 représentations
Première Preview : Saturday 21 July 2001
Première : Saturday 21 July 2001
Dernière : Saturday 30 August 2003
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
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.)
Commentaires longs: Reprise de la version My Fair Lady (2001-03-Lyttelton Theatre (NT)-London)
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."

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My Fair Lady (2005-09-UK Tour)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: UK Tour ( - Angleterre)
Durée : 10 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 28 September 2005
Première : Wednesday 28 September 2005
Dernière : Saturday 12 August 2006
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Commentaires longs: Reprise de la version My Fair Lady (2001-03-Lyttelton Theatre (NT)-London) qui s'est poursuivie au Théatre Royal Drury Lane avant de partir dans cet UK Tour.
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."

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My Fair Lady (2007-09-US Tour)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 9 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 12 September 2007
Première : Wednesday 12 September 2007
Dernière : Sunday 22 June 2008
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :

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Oliver! (1994-11-London Palladium-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Palladium Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 3 ans 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : Tuesday 15 November 1994
Première : Thursday 08 December 1994
Dernière : Saturday 21 February 1998
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Jonathan Pryce (Fagin), Sally Dexter (Nancy), Miles Anderson (Bill Sykes), Gregory Bradley/James Daley (Oliver), Paul Bailey/Adam Searles (Artful Dodger), James Saxon (Mr Bumble), Jenny Galloway (Widow Corney), David Delve (Mr Sowerberry)
Commentaires : Un énorme succès, ce revival de Oliver! au Palladium de Londres pendant 4 ans!!!!! Il faut dire que Sam Mendes signe la mise en scène et Matthew Bourne la chorégraphie.
This £3.5 million lavish production was praised as the ultimate version, and went on to become the longest-running show in the history of the London Palladium. Subsequent Fagins included George Layton, Jim Dale, Russ Abbott, Robert Lindsay and Barry Humphries. Subsequent Nancys included Claire Moore, Ruthie Henshall and Sonia Swaby.
A huge success.

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Oliver! (2009-01-Drury Lane-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Drury Lane Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée : 1 an 11 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 829 représentations
Première Preview : Saturday 13 December 2008
Première : Wednesday 14 January 2009
Dernière : Saturday 08 January 2011
Mise en scène : Sam Mendes • Rupert Goold
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Rowan Atkinson (Fagin), Jodie Prenger/Tamsin Carroll (Nancy ), Burn Gorman (Bill Sykes), Julius D’Silva (Mr Bumble) , Wendy Ferguson (Widow Corney) , Julian Bleach (Mr Sowerberry), Louise Gold (Mrs Sowerberry) Laurence Jeffcoate/Gwion Wyn Jones/Harry Stott (Oliver), Eric Dibb Fuller/Ross McCormack/Robert Madge (Artful Dodger)
Commentaires : Although based on the 1994 Palladium production, some new dance sequences were created and the Palladium prologue was removed. The show now opened, as it originally did in 1960, with the workhouse children entering, singing “Food Glorious Food”. The roles of Nancy and Oliver were cast via another BBC reality TV series. When Rowan Atkinson fell ill in April 2009, Russ Abbot took over for three months, after which Fagin was played by Omid Djalili. In December 2009, Griff Rhys Jones took over for six months, with Russ Abbot returning for another six months. Even before opening night, the show had broken all box-office records at Drury Lane (doubtless due to the TV publicity). For the final month, Griff Rhys Jones returned to see show to its triumphant end on January 8 th , 2011.
Presse : CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A cracking night of tuneful entertainment...It's absolutely fantastic showbiz." MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, " Although this is sanitised Dickens, Bart manages to write some thumping good tunes...Rowan Atkinson turns in a sprightly, distinctive performance...Jodie Prenger as Nancy ...acquits herself extremely well."QUENTIN LETTS for THE DAILY MAIL says, "Rowan Atkinson, playing that warped scout master Fagin, was the eyebrow-wriggling, funny-walking, laugh-wringing supremo of the show...Jodie Prenger, who won the part of the doomed, decent Nancy in a primetime BBC1 talent show, stands up to the test like a sturdy galleon...Anyone who needs cheering up should get along to Drury Lane sharpish and catch this humdinger of a night." MICHAEL COVENEY for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Well, is it a great musical? Yes. Is Rowan Atkinson any good as Fagin? Fairly good, fairly funny, but he can't sing very well... [Jodie Prenger] Her voice is okay, but she can't act and she doesn't have the depth of lung power to fill a plastic bag, let alone a West End theatre on a nightly basis...A masterpiece is restored, but not in its fullest glory." BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "Jodie Prenger...went on to prove herself a tough, coarse, credible presence with a big, robust voice...Oliver! remains as good and revivable as anything he [Bart] wrote." NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "I felt director Rupert Goold, came up with a traditional, unadventurous Oliver."

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Phantom of the Opera (The) (2013-11-US Tour 4)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: US Tour ( - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 3 ans 7 mois 2 semaines Se joue actuellement
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 27 November 2013
Première : Wednesday 27 November 2013
Dernière : Open end, ouvert actuellement jusqu'au Sun 09 July 2017
Mise en scène : Laurence Connor
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne • Scott Ambler
Producteur :
Commentaires : This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier

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Phantom of the Opera (The) (2015-08-US Tour 4-Segerstrom Center for the Arts-Costa Mesa)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 1 semaine
Nombre :
Première Preview : Wednesday 05 August 2015
Première : Wednesday 05 August 2015
Dernière : Sunday 16 August 2015
Mise en scène : Laurence Connor
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne • Scott Ambler
Producteur :
Avec : Chris Mann (Phantom), Katie Travis (Christine), Storm Lineberger (Raoul), Jacquelynne Fontaine (Carlotta), Edward Staudenmayer (Andre), David Benoit (Firmin), Anne Kanengeiser (Madame Giry), Frank Viveros (Ubaldo Piangi), Morgan Cowling (Meg)

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Play without words (2002-08-Lyttelton Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Lyttelton Theatre
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre : 30 représentations
Première Preview : Tuesday 20 August 2002
Première : Friday 23 August 2002
Dernière : Saturday 14 September 2002
Mise en scène : Matthew Bourne
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Scott Ambler, Belinda Lee Chapman, Saranne Curtin, Will Kemp, Stephen Kirkham, Michela Meazza, Eddie Nixon, Alan Vincent, Ewan Wardrop and Richard Winsor.
Commentaires : Le Lyttelton Theatre a été transformé temporairement pour ces représentations, réduisant le nombre de sièges pour obtenir une plus grande intimité.

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Play without words (2002-08-Lyttelton Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Lyttelton Theatre
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 54 représentations
Première Preview : Wednesday 10 December 2003
Première : Thursday 18 December 2003
Dernière : Saturday 06 March 2004
Mise en scène : Matthew Bourne
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Scott Ambler, Belinda Lee Chapman, Saranne Curtin, Will Kemp, Stephen Kirkham, Michela Meazza, Eddie Nixon, Alan Vincent, Ewan Wardrop and Richard Winsor.

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South Pacific (2001-12-Olivier Theatre-NT-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Olivier Theatre
Durée : 4 mois 2 semaines
Nombre : 163 représentations
Première Preview : Monday 03 December 2001
Première : Wednesday 12 December 2001
Dernière : Saturday 27 April 2002
Mise en scène : Trevor Nunn
Chorégraphie : Matthew Bourne
Producteur :
Avec : Lauren Kennedy (Nellie Forbush), Philip Quast (Emile), Edward Baker-Duly (Lt. Cable), Sheila Francisco (Bloody Mary) , Nick Holder (Luther).
Commentaires : This major revival at the National Theatre interpolated two songs that had been cut from the original production: “My Girl Back Home” and “The Time is Now”. It was staged with some grainy newsreel projections, and there was an attempt at “gritty realism” by ensuring the crew of GIs were tubby, sweaty and a long way from the usual dancing chorus boys. There was the usual criticism that taxpayers’ money should not be used to subsidise commercial musicals at the National Theatre, but it was generally agreed this was an excellent production of a now slightly dated show.
Presse : BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, “South Pacific at the National is almost an enchanted evening.”

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “The show may not be in the same league as the National's earlier musical hits, but at its best, as the song says, it offers some enchanted evening.”

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, “Decently dull production.” He goes on to say, “An evening that dutifully delivers a musical classic but only briefly acquires a touch of ecstasy.”

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, “A fabulous cast includes Lauren Kennedy as a wonderfully brassy-tender Nellie, Edward Baker-Duly as the clean-cut, anguished Lieutenant, Nick Holder as a flabby, fast-talking small-time Sergeant Bilko, and the fine John Shrapnel as the humane but comically exasperated Commander of the island.”

NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, “Glamour-laden, beautifully drilled production.”

MICHAEL COVENEY for THE DAILY MAIL said, “Nunn's revival, magically designed by John Napier with exquisite lighting by David Hersey, is every bit as good as the RNT's previous Rodgers and Hammersteins, Carousel and Oklahoma!”

SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says the production is , "fatally unsexy" and "underpowered". He goes on to say, "It is also bloodless, overlong and lacks any narrative drive."