Lend Me a Tenor the Musical at Gielgud from 2 June 2011

Following a run at the Theatre Royal Plymouth in 2010, the musical comedy Lend Me a Tenor the Musical, is now confirmed to open at the Gielgud Theatre 15 June 2011, following previews from 2 June - booking to 19 Nov 2011.

The cast includes Matthew Kelly (Henry Saunders), Damian Humbley (Max), Michael Matus (Tito Merelli), Sophie-Louise Dann (Diana Divane). Further casting will be announced.

Book & lyrics by Peter Sham, music by Brad Carroll. Based on the play by Ken Ludwig.

Directed by Ian Talbot , designed by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Tim Mitchell, choreographgy by Randy Skinner, sound by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster. Produced in the West End by Martin Platt and David Elliott, in association with Eileen & Allen Anes. Musical Director: Colin Billing

It’s 1934, and the world’s greatest tenor Tito Merelli has come to Cleveland, Ohio, to save its Grand Opera Company by singing Verdi’s Otello. When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, Max, the opera director’s meek assistant, is given the daunting task of finding a last-minute replacement. Chaos ensues - including a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife, shrimp gone bad and the Cleveland Police department.

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