Musical (1965)

Musique: David Heneker • John Taylor
Paroles: David Heneker • John Taylor
Livret: Hugh Williams • Margaret Williams • Ray Cooney
Production à la création:

Lady Hadwell, the widow of an aristocrat is struggling to make ends meet by opening her home to the public. The youngest of her three daughters, Charlotte, known as "Charlie", is a tomboy. Their loyal assistant, Joe, is in love with Charlie. When he learns he has won a fortune on the football pools, he conceals the fact from his employers. In the meantime, her mother is hoping for an engagement between Charlie and an American millionaire. The most memorable moment of the show is when Charlie has to return her hired evening gown, and the rest of the guests at the ball also decide to cavort in their underwear.

Synopsis complet

Bien qu'ayant triomphé à Londres, 7 années à l'Adelphi, le show ne sera jamais créé à Broadway!

01 Overture; The Most Ancestral Home Of All
02. Bells Will Ring
03. What Would I Get From Being Married?
04. I Love Him, I Love Him
05. What's the Magic?
06. Let's Do a Deal
07. When I Hear Music, I Dance
08. Charlie Girl Waltz
09. The Party of a Lifetime
10. My Favourite Occupation
11. I Was Young
12. I 'Ates Money
13. Charlie Girl Waltz
14. Like Love
15. That's It
16. Washington
17. Fish 'n' Chips
18. Society Twist; You Never Know What You Can Do Until You Try
19. Finale (Charlie Girl) (Company)

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Version 1

Charlie Girl (1965-12-Adelphi Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Adelphi Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 5 ans 3 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 2202 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 15 décembre 1965
Première : mercredi 15 décembre 1965
Dernière : samedi 27 mars 1971
Mise en scène : Wallace Douglas
Chorégraphie : Alfred Rodrigues
Producteur :
Avec : Anna Neagle (Lady Hadwell), Joe Brown (Joe Studholme),
Derek Nimmo (Nicholas Wainwright), Christine Holmes (Charlie),
Hy Hazell (Kay Connor), Stuart Damon (Jack Connor)
Commentaires : This show was expected to have wide appeal, with Anna Neagle making a musical come-back to the West End after 12 years, and the stage debut of the young pop-star, Joe Brown. The critics hated it, and it opened to what were described as “the worst notices since Judas Iscariot”. In spite of universal damnation, the show caught on with the public, and went on to run for over 2,000 triumphant performances. Except for holiday cover, when Evelyn Laye took over temporarily, Anna Neagle stayed with the show throughout its long run.

Version 2

Charlie Girl (1986-06-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 8 mois
Nombre : 234 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : jeudi 19 juin 1986
Dernière : mercredi 18 février 1987
Mise en scène : Stewart Trotter
Chorégraphie : Onna White • Mike Fields
Producteur :
Avec : Cyd Charisse (Lady Hadwell), Paul Nicholas (Joe Studholme), Nicholas Parsons (Nicholas Wainwright), Lisa Hull (Charlie), Dora Bryan (Kay Connor), Mark Wynter (Jack Connor).

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