5 - 27 October 2012
Music by Michel Legrand
New book by Alain Boublil and Guy Unsworth
Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer
Based upon the original book by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent
Musical Adaptation and Orchestrations by Jude Obermuller
Additional Lyrics by John Dempsey and Callum McIntyre and Alain Boublil
THE PREMIERE OF THE REVISED VERSION
1942, Nazi Occupied Paris.
The French are torn in two: collaborating safely or dangerously resisting the German rule. At its heart is Marguerite, an ageing chanteuse and the kept mistress of a German general, who falls hopelessly in love with a member of the Resistance only half her age.
Marguerite retells Alexandre Dumas’ romantic novel La Dame aux Camelias, with soaring melodies composed by triple Oscar winner Michel Legrand.
This production features a new book, a reworked seven-piece acoustic orchestration as well as new Michel Legrand songs. Alain Boublil has been involved in the project.
This is the first London revival since the 2008 premiere at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.