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Musical (1987)

Musique: Stephen Sondheim
Paroles: Stephen Sondheim
Livret: James Lapine

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : jeudi 05 août 2010
Première : lundi 16 août 2010
Dernière : samedi 11 septembre 2010
Mise en scène : Timothy Sheader • Liam Steel
Chorégraphie : Liam Steel
Avec : Hannah Waddingham (Witch), Ben Stott (Jack), Marilyn Cutts (Jack’s Mother), Mark Hadfield (Baker), Jenna Russell (Baker’s Wife), Helen Dallimore (Cinderella), Beverly Rudd (Red Riding Hood), Billy Boyle (Mysterious Man) Alice Fearn (Rapunzel) Michael Xavier (Cinderella’s Prince/Wolf), Simon Thomas (Rapunzel’s Prince), Amy Griffiths (Lucinda), Ethan Beer/Eddie Manning/Joshua Swinney (Narrator), Amy Ellen Richardson (Florinda).
Giant’s voice pre-recorded by Judi Dench
Commentaires : This was framed around the idea that the first narrator is a troubled child, fleeing a parental quarrel. Sitting on the edge of a forest he conjures up a jumbled fairy-tale, and then falls asleep in his sleeping bag to experience a nightmare which is the show itself. The show attracted great praise, with many critics commenting on how well the show suited an open-air venue. It won the Olivier Award for the Best Musical Revival. It was later announced that the production would be re-created in the Open Air Theatre in New York’s Central Park during July and August 2012.
Presse : "Dazzling revival." Michael Billington for The Guardian

"Sharp, spirited revival." Paul Taylor for The Independent

"Timothy Sheader’s interpretation, while stylish and good-looking, suffers from a mixture of stridency, undercooked comedy and patchy singing...This is a show that oscillates between excellence and mediocrity." Henry Hitchings for The Evening Standard

"An inventive, witty production." Sarah Hemming for The Financial Times

"At three hours this often repetitive show would also benefit from cuts...For all its faults, the strength of the company, Sheader’s witty direction and, above all, the spectacularly-lit woodland location, ensure that this fairy-tale musical casts a pretty potent spell." Charles Spencer for The Daily Telegraph

"The most satisfying and revelatory version of this show I’ve seen since Richard Jones’ brilliant London staging in 1990." Mark Shenton for The Stage

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