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Dear World by Jerry Herman cast update at Charing Cross
Cast update for Jerry Herman's Dear World - A Musical Fable, directed & choreographed by Gillian Lynne at the Charing Cross Theatre, an Off West End venue in central London, from 4 Feb to 30 March 2013.
Joining previously mentioned Betty Buckley (Countess Aurelia) and Paul Nicholas (Sewerman), are Katy Treharne (Nina), Stuart Matthew Price (Julian), Peter Land (President), Robert Meadmore (President), Jack Rebaldi (President), Ayman Safia (Mute), Anthony Barclay (Prospector), Brett Brown (Waiter), Paul Hawkyard (Sargeant) , Annabel Leventon (Constance), Rebecca Lock (Gabrielle), Joanna Loxton, Craig Nicholls.
Set in post-war Paris in 1945, this musical fable of Good versus Evil is a tale for our times, with only a madwoman and her odd collection of acquaintances to save the city from corporate greed.
Music & lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, as adapted by Maurice Valency. New version by David Thompson.
It is designed by Matt Kinley, lighting by Mike Robertson, costumes by Ann Hould-Ward, sound by Mike Walker, orchestrations by Sarah Travis, and Musical Director is Ian Townsend.
(The producers claim this will be the first production ever to be staged outside of the United States. )