Musical (2006)


Musique: Perry Henzell
Paroles: Perry Henzell
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Country-boy Ivan leaves home in the Jamaican countryside and travels to Kingston, his head full of songs that he hopes will earn him fame and fortune. But fortune is hard to find as Ivan is ripped off by shady record producers and corrupt cops. He does find the fame he craves - but for all the wrong reasons.



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Version 1

The harder they come (2006-03-Theatre Royal Stratford East-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Theatre Royal Stratford East (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : samedi 25 mars 2006
Première : samedi 25 mars 2006
Dernière : samedi 10 juin 2006
Mise en scène : Kerry Michael • Dawn Reid
Chorégraphie : Jackie Guy
Producteur :
Avec : Delroy Atkinson (Longa), Rolan Bell (Ivan), Delroy Brown (Preacher), Stephen Cole (First Keyboard Player), Dermot Daly (Policeman), Joanna Francis (Elsa), Yvonne Gidden (Ms Ivy), Lain Gray (Ray Pierre), Norris Jackson (Second Keyboard Player), Marlon King (Pedro), Joy Mack (Miss Daisy), Perry Melius (The Drummer), Wayne Nunes (Bass player), Marcus Powell (Hilton), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Pinky), Trevor A Toussaint (Jose), Alan Weekes (Guitar Player), Karlene Wray (Precious), Chinua Cole (Mrs Ivy's Son - some dates), Abel Miller (Mrs Ivy's Son - some dates)

Version 2

The harder they come (2007-02-Theatre Royal Stratford East-London)

Type de série: Reprise
Théâtre: Theatre Royal Stratford East (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 mois 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 01 février 2007
Première : jeudi 01 février 2007
Dernière : samedi 31 mars 2007
Mise en scène : Kerry Michael • Dawn Reid
Chorégraphie : Jackie Guy
Producteur :
Avec : Rolan Bell (Ivan), Delroy Brown (Longa), Norris Jackson (Keyboard Player), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Pinky), Perry Melius (The Drummer), Marcus Powell (Hilton), Trevor A Toussaint (Jose), Alan Weekes (Guitar Player), Darren Benjamin (Keyboard Player), Dermot Daly (Policeman), Joanna Francis (Elsa), Marlon King (Pedro), Joy Mack (Miss Daisy), Wayne Nunes (Bass Player), Nataylia Roni (Precious), Chris Tummings (Ray Pierre)

Version 3

The harder they come (2008-03-Barbican Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Barbican (Londres - Angleterre)
Salle : Theatre
Durée : 4 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 06 mars 2008
Première : jeudi 06 mars 2008
Dernière : samedi 05 avril 2008
Mise en scène : Kerry Michael • Dawn Reid
Chorégraphie : Jackie Guy
Producteur :
Avec : Rolan Bell (Ivan), Joanna Francis (Elsa), Victor Romero-Evans (Pedro), Joe Speare (José), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Pinky), Derek Elroy, Mensah Bediako (Preacher), Marcus Powell , Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Jacqui Dubois, Neisha-yen Jones.
Commentaires : This had undergone some re-writing since its Stratford East outings, and, with a running time of three hours, some critics felt it was now somewhat overblown and drawn out. However, Rolan Bell’s performance was even stronger, and, in the words of the Financial Times critic, “It is very hard to dislike a show that dismisses its audience for the interval with the mischievous words ‘Fifteen minute ganja break’.” The show transferred to the Playhouse in June where it ran for fourteen weeks, closing on September 13th.
Presse : 'Hot ticket: The Harder They Come' The Daily Telegraph
'The evening is an astonishment in every way; an exhilarating, bleeding-at-the-edges slice of Jamaica life.' The Guardian
‘A sure fire smash-hit.’ Time Out
'A terrific, thrilling night-out.' The Guardian
'The coolest musical in town by miles.' The Sunday Times
'Pure unadulterated fun.' Metro
'Tunes from the very top drawer.' The Daily Telegraph
'A Caribbean cracker.' Evening Standard
'A top-notch band and some stirring vocal performances from an indecently talented cast.' What's On Stage*****
Read the full 5* review
'The show is exhilarating.' The Times
'A fittingly joyful celebration of the film, its songs and its sadly departed creator.' Metro****
'Hard to beat as a night out for reggae lovers.' thelondonpaper****
'A stellar performance.' Financial Times****
'Scintillating performances... Bitter-sweet stuff.' The Sunday Telegraph****
'The cast is fantastic.' The Observer
'A sensuous pleasure.' The Daily Telegraph
'As the actors sing songs such as (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher, this spirited dance musical does the same to the audience.' Sunday Express****

Version 4

The harder they come (2008-05-Playhouse Theatre-London)

Type de série: West End Transfer
Théâtre: Playhouse Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 mois
Nombre : 112 représentations
Première Preview : vendredi 23 mai 2008
Première : lundi 09 juin 2008
Dernière : samedi 13 septembre 2008
Mise en scène : Kerry Michael • Dawn Reid
Chorégraphie : Jackie Guy
Producteur :
Avec : Rolan Bell (Ivan), Joanna Francis (Elsa), Marlon King (Pedro), Joe Speare (José), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Pinky), Derek Elroy, Victor Romero-Evans (Preacher), Marcus Powell , Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Jacqui Dubois, Neisha-yen Jones.
Commentaires : This had undergone some re-writing since its Stratford East outings, and, with a running time of three hours, some critics felt it was now somewhat overblown and drawn out. However, Rolan Bell’s performance was even stronger, and, in the words of the Financial Times critic, “It is very hard to dislike a show that dismisses its audience for the interval with the mischievous words ‘Fifteen minute ganja break’.” The show transferred to the Playhouse in June where it ran for fourteen weeks, closing on September 13th.

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