Emma Rice and Cast Talk The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Video)

PlayBlog   Emma Rice and Cast Talk The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Video)
 
Brief Encounter director Emma Rice and her Kneehigh theatre company are preparing a theatrical adaptation of the classic film musical "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" in England. Rice and her cast recently spoke about the adaptation at the Sofitel St. James Hotel in London.

The production, which features Academy Award winner Michel Legrand's score with the lyrics translated into English by Tony Award winner Sheldon Harnick, stars West End regular Joanna Riding, cabaret star Meow Meow, Andrew Durand and Dominic Marsh, who are all heard in the video. Carly Bawden, Gareth Charlton, Cynthia Erivo, Dominic Marsh (Cassard), Aki Omoshaybi and Laura Brydon and Matt Wilman also star.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg begins performances at the Curve Theatre in Leicester Feb. 11. It will transfer to the Gielgud Theatre in the West End March 5.

To watch the video, click here.

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