Too Close To the Sun to close following poor reviews

Too Close To the Sun to close following poor reviews

Too Close to the Sun, a new musical, which made its World Premiere at the Comedy Theatre on 24 July 2009, following previews from 16 July, has posted early closing notices for 8 Aug 2009, following poor reviews! (The show was booking to 5 Sep 2009).

The notices from the popular press were very bad: THE INDEPENDENT says, "Stilted production."THE GUARDIAN says, "Implausible and unnecessary musical." THE TIMES says, "Bewilderingly drab." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Of more than 20 musical numbers, there isn’t one that either delights or lodges itself in the memory." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The dialogue is flat and the music peculiar. "

The cast includes Helen Dallimore, James Graeme, Tammy Joelle

Music by John Robinson, Libretto by Roberto Trippini, Lyrics by Roberto Trippini & John Robinson, based on a play by Ron Read.

It is directed by Pat Garrett, design & costumes by Christopher Woods. Orchestration by Conor Mitchell & musical director is Tom Deering

A fictional account of the last year in the life of Ernest Hemingway. Author and Nobel Prize-winner Ernest Hemingway, battling the rigours old age, takes solace in the company of his young secretary. His wife, tolerating this liaison so as not to lose him, is aware that the secretary has a secret agenda - to become wife number five and inherit his estate.The arrival of Rex, an old school friend, adds a further complication, as he tries to secure the film rights to the life of the notorious writer. With bribery, lies and manipulation, Rex plays a dangerous game to achieve his goal, but in this suggested account of events leading to Hemingway’s death, can there be any winners?

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