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Marguerite - music by Michel Legrand at Tabard Theatre
A revised version of the musical Marguerite , at the Tabard Theatre, a fringe venue at Chiswick, west London, from 4 to 27 Oct 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. Additional Lyrics by John Dempsey, Callum McIntyre and Alain Boublil. (retells Alexandre Dumas' romantic novel 'La Dame aux Camelias')
A musical set in 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.
Cast includes Yvette Robinson (Marguerite), Zoe Doano, James Darch, Alastair Knights, James Meunier, Nadim Naaman, Daniel Oliver, Michael Onslow, Jessica Parker, Helena Raeburn, Jennifer Rhodes, Mark Turnbull.
Directed by Guy Unsworth, designed by Max Dorey, lighting by Howard Hudson, choreography by Cressida Carre, sound by Pete Malkin. Musical Adaptation and Orchestrations by Jude Obermuller and Musical Direction by Alex Parker.