Musical ()

Music: Stephen Edwards Lyrics: Justin Fleming Book: adapted by Karen Louise Hebden

Tess of D'Urbervilles (1999-10-Savoy Theatre-London)

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

Durée : 1 mois 4 semaines
Nombre : 77 représentations
Première Preview : samedi 30 octobre 1999
Première : mercredi 10 novembre 1999
Dernière : vendredi 08 janvier 1999
Mise en scène : Karen Louise Hebden
Chorégraphie : Terry John Bates
Producteur :
Avec : Poppy Tierney/Phillipa Healey (Tess), Maxine Fone (Young Tess), Jonathan Monks/Robert Irons (Angel Clare), Alasdair Harvey (Alec D’Urberville)
Commentaires : Adapted from Thomas Hardy’s novel. The critic Bill Hagerty summed it up as “Thomas Hardy’s heroine Tess was a mess, wretched and doomed, and the musical at the Savoy is much the same” This was a sung-through show which included country dancing by “buxom elderly milkmaids frolicking on the kind of village green last seen in Palladium pantomimes circa 1955” (The Spectator). At the opening performance the role of Angel Clare was played at the last moment by the understudy, Robert Irons, replacing Jonathan Monks (“who had the good fortune to be unwell” - Mail on Sunday). The show was universally criticised for its mind-numbing banality, and its musical hubris. It ran for ten weeks.