Marguerite - Tabard Theatre
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
THE TABARD Theatre is hosting the premiere of the revised version of Marguerite, a musical set in Nazi occupied Paris – from Thursday, October 4 to Saturday, October, 2012.
Marguerite is the beautiful and notorious mistress of a high ranking German officer. Armand is a young musician half her age who falls obsessively in love with her. Their dangerous love story is played out against the background of Occupied Paris.
Guy Unsworth directs a cast that includes Yvette Robinson as Marguerite, Zoe Doano, James Darch, Alastair Knights, James Meunier, Nadim Naaman, Daniel Oliver, Michael Onslow, Jessica Parker, Helena Raeburn, Jennifer Rhodes and Mark Turnbull.
Marguerite, which originally premiered in 2008 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, retells Alexandre Dumas’ romantic novel La Dame aux Camelias, with music by triple Oscar winner Michel Legrand (Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Thomas Crown Affair) and book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon).
This new production features a revised book by Alain Boublil and director Guy Unsworth, and features a reworked seven-piece orchestration as well as new Michel Legrand songs. Alain Boublil has also been personally involved in this version at the Tabard.
Designed by Max Dorey, Marguerite has choreography by Cressida Carré, musical direction by Alex Parker, lighting by Howard Hudson and sound by Pete Malkin.
Tickets: £19 – available from the box office on 0208 995 6035 or online at www.tabardtheatre.co.uk/.
Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 4pm, Sunday at 2pm.