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Musical (1985)


Musique: David Essex
Paroles: Richard Crane
Livret: Richard Crane

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 2 mois
Nombre : 526 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première : lundi 22 juillet 1985
Dernière : samedi 20 septembre 1986
Mise en scène : Michael Bogdanov
Chorégraphie : Christopher Bruce
Avec : David Essex (Fletcher Christian), Frank Finlay (Captain Bligh), David Oakley (William Elphinstone), Shaun Curry (Boatswain), Frank Olegarion (King Hiti-Hiti), Nicola Blackman (Queen Hittimahana), Sinitta Renet (Maimiti)
Commentaires : This started as a 1983 concept LP by David Essex which spawned a Top Ten hit record, “Tahiti”. The stage version was lavish, featuring a fully rigged sailing ship mounted on a hydraulic system and “sailing” spectacularly to and fro. The music was pastiche marches, sea-shanties and hornpipes. The initial reviews were damning: “Disaster at sea”, “Bounty in Blunderland”, “A sinking showboat” - but somehow the producers found the money to keep it running. As it entered its second year it was announced that David Essex would be replaced by David Cassidy but a sudden decision was made and the show closed abruptly in September. It had lost all its original investment and more due to high running costs.


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