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Mrs Henderson Presents to close on 18 June
The new musical adaptation of Mrs Henderson Presents will close on 18 June 2016 at the Noel Coward Theatre. The show opened on 16 February 2016 following previews from 9 February.
Reviews for the show have been mixed: "One of the most delightful and winningly old-fashioned musicals London has seen for a while" (LondonTheatre.co.uk); "Has plenty of heart, but its art is somewhat lacking" (The Telegraph); "Not only improves on the original movie, but also gives the comatose British musical a healthy injection of energy" (The Guardian); "The last thing the West End needs is an endless stream of American musicals, but this home-grown fare simply isn’t good enough" (Evening Standard).
Synopis: "It's London, 1937, and recently-widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money when her attention falls on a run-down former cinema in Great Windmill Street. Hiring feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to look after the newly renovated Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office... When Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls – glamorous young women posing as nude statues – audiences flock. And as the Blitz hits London, The Windmill provides a refuge for all, boasting the spirit-raising slogan "We Never Close"."
Mrs Henderson Presents features a book and direction by Terry Johnson, lyrics by Don Black and music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain. It is based on the original screenplay by Martin Sherman.
The cast includes Tracie Bennett (Laura Henderson), Ian Bartholomew (Vivian Van Damm), Emma Williams (Maureen), Jamie Foreman (Arthur), Robert Hands (Cromer), Matthew Malthouse (Eddie), Samuel Holmes(Bertie), Katie Bernstein (Peggy), Lizzy Connolly (Doris), Lauren Hood (Vera) and Liz Ewing (Lady Conway).
The production features choreography by Andrew Wright, design by Tim Shortall, sound by Gareth Owen, costumes by Paul Wills and lighting by Ben Ormerod.
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