The Baker's Wife at Drayton Arms from 16 June


MKEC Productions present The Baker's Wife with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Joseph Stein, at the Drayton Arms Theatre, a fringe pub venue near south Kensington, from 16 June to 4 July 2015.

The musical, which is based on the film 'La Femme du Boulanger' by Marcel Pagnol and Giono, will be directed by Marc Kelly, with musical direction by Kieran Stallard.

Synopsis: "Set in 1930s rural France, this is the story of a bickering village that has been struggling without bread since the death of its baker. When Aimable and his younger wife Genevieve arrive to re-open the bakery, the villagers think that all of their problems are over. But when Genevieve is lured away by passionate desire, it is up to all of the inhabitants to work together to put the heart – and bread – back into their community."

The Baker's Wife's composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz is also known for his work on 'Wicked', 'Pippin' and 'Godspell'.

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