The Far Pavilions to close 17 Sep 2005

The Far Pavilions to close 17 Sep 2005

The Far Pavilions, has posted closing notices for 17 Sep 2005 at the Shaftesbury Theatre. (The show was booking to 14 Jan 2006)

The new £4 million stage musical opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre 14 April 2005, following previews from 24 March 2005, to moderate notices from the popular press: PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "The under-cast and uninterestingly "effective" production by Gale Edwards boasts great costumes, one or two lovely sets." LYN GARDNER for THE GUARDIAN says, "No, it's not high art, but it is not kitsch rubbish.BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE for THE TIMES says, "If you feel like being swept along by romance, melodrama and Anglo tunes, you might do worse than sample Gale Edwards’s production."

The Far Pavilions features Kabir Bedin (Kahn Sahib ), David Burt (Harkness), Hadley Fraser (Ash), Kulvinder Ghir (Rana of Bhitor), Simon Gleeson (Walter), Sophiya Haque (Janoo Rani), Gayatri Iyer (Anjuli), Dianne Pilkington (Belinda), David Savile (Sir Louis Cavagnari), Fiona Wade (plays Anjuli at certain performances)

The musical has Book & Lyrics by Stephen Clark, music by Philip Henderson. Based on the novel by M.M.Kaye.

It is directed by Gale Edwards, Designed by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Peter Mumford, costumes by Andreanne Neofitou, choreography by Piali Ray, sound by Rick Clarke.

It is produced by Michael E Ward and John Whitney, in association with Arjun C Waney and Reita Gadkari.

The Far Pavilions spans the 25 years between the Sepoy Uprisings of 1857 and the Second Afghan War, telling the story of forbidden love between a British Officer 'Ashton Pelham-Martyn' and an Indian Princess 'Anjuli' . This epic story evokes the romance of India, the intriguue of the Rajput Court and the over-confidence of an Empire at the height of its power.

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