The full cast joining Sheila Hancock has been announced for the London premiere of Harold and Maude, the stage adaptation of the 1971 film by Colin Higgins. Harold and Maude is romantic tale about an unlikely couple, a compulsive younger man and a care-free septuagenarian. As previously announced, Olivier Award-winner Sheila Hancock will play the latter, Maude.
You can sense director Thom Southerland straining at the leash to turn Harold and Maude in to a musical. This stage version of Colin Higgins's screenplay for the 1971 film was first seen in 1974, adapted by the screenwriter himself, and it has the episodic jump-cuts of a movie so it never fully feels like the theatre is its true home. Southerland tries to solve these problems by threading live... Read more