Directed by Jonathan Kent, previews of the Parisian-set love story will begin May 7 with an official opening May 20; the limited engagement is currently scheduled to run through Nov. 1. The cast will be led by the previously announced Ruthie Henshall in the title role with Julian Ovenden as Armand and Alexander Hanson as the German officer, Otto. The company will also include Annalene Beechey (Annette), Matt Cross (Pierrot), Don Gallagher (Georges) and Simon Thomas (Lucien) with Mark Carroll, Keiron Crook, James Doherty, Siubhan Harrison, Jon-Paul Hevey, Julia Nagle, Duncan Smith, Gay Soper, Phillip Sutton and Lucy Williamson.
Set during the Second World War, Marguerite, according to press notes, "draws inspiration from one of the greatest of romantic novels, 'La Dame aux Camélias' by Alexandre Dumas. 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."
Marguerite features music by Michel Legrand, book by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and orchestrations and arrangements by Michel Legrand and Seann Alderking.
The creative team also includes set and costume designer Paul Brown, lighting designer Mark Henderson and sound designer Paul Groothuis.
Marguerite will be produced on the London stage by Marguerite Productions, The Theatre Royal Haymarket Company and Bob Boyett.
Show times are Mondays-Saturdays at 7:30 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30 PM.
Tickets, priced £25-£60, are available by calling 0870 4000 626 or by visiting www.marguerite-themusical.com.