Blondel

A brand new version of the Tim Rice musical comedy Blondel, which follows the trials and triumphs of an ambitious minstrel in King Richard the Lionheart’s court, will get its London premiere at the Union Theatre from Wednesday 21 June - Saturday 15 July. Blondel originally premiered in the West End starring Paul Nicholas in 1983.

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About Blondel:

When King Richard announces that he’s off on a Middle East Crusade to give Saladin a piece of his mind (and sword), the struggling court musician Blondel is forced to stay behind to write songs in praise of the King’s evil - and ambitious - brother, Prince John. Worse still, Blondel is separated from his sweetheart Fiona, who has been press-ganged into the King’s official crusade dry cleaning dept. However when Richard is captured by the murky - and rather cunning - Duke of Austria (just before the interval), Blondel decides to embark upon a pan-European adventure to save his King, Fiona, and England. An irritable assassin, a proto-Robin-Hood and a quartet of monks all aid and/or hinder Blondel’s efforts to write himself both a place in history and love song to dedicate to Fiona.

By:
Tim Rice and Tom Williams
Producer:
Aaron Rogers & Sasha Regan for Union Theatre, Donald Rice for Heartaches Limited
Director:
Sasha Regan
Songs by:
Lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Stephen Oliver and additional music by Mathew Pritchard.
Lighting:
Iain Dennis
Design:
Ryan Dawson Laight
Choreography:
Chris Whittaker
Cast list:
Connor Arnold (Blondel), Courtney Bowman, Michael Burgen, Lauren Byrne, David Fearn, Ryan Hall, Oliver Marshall, Jessie May, Katie Meller, Calum Melville, Neil Moors, Craig Nash, Michaela Stern, James Thackeray, Jay Worthy.
Other info:
Musical Director Simon Holt
Blondel Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Wednesday, 21 June, 2017
Opening date: 
Friday, 23 June, 2017
Available from: 
Saturday, 25 November, 2017
Closes: 
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Booking to: 
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7.30pm
Wednesday-7.30pm
Thursday-7.30pm
Friday-7.30pm
Saturday2.30pm7.30pm
Sunday2.30pm-

The Union Theatre

Address:
Union Theatre Arch 23, Old Union Yard Arches 229 Union Street Southwark SE1 0LR
Nearest tube:
Southward, London Bridge

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Latest Blondel News & Features

Mark Shenton meets Sir Tim Rice
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mark Shenton meets the multiple Oscar, Tony and Ivor Novello Award winning English musical theatre and movie musical lyricist. The names of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice are, of course, forever bound together in musical theatre history, like those of Gilbert and Sullivan. Though they created their a trilogy of smash hit shows together from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar to Evita, the last of those first actually opened nearly 40 years ago.

First Look at Photos from Tim Rice's Blondel
Thursday, June 22, 2017

  Production photos have been released for the new production of Tim Rice's Blondel  which opens at the Unton Theatre tomorrrow 23rd June and runs to 15 July.  

Tim Rice's musical comedy Blondel returns to London at the Union Theatre
Tim Rice's musical comedy Blondel returns to London at the Union Theatre
Friday, May 12, 2017

A new production of Tim Rice and Stephen Oliver's musical comedy Blondel has been announced to run at The Union Theatre in south London this summer, running from 21 June to 15 July 2017 with an official opening on 23 June. Featuring music by Stephen Olivier and lyrics by Tim Rice it features a book by Tim Rice and Tom Williams with additional music by Mathew Pritchard.

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