London's Too Close to the Sun Will Shutter

News   London's Too Close to the Sun Will Shutter Too Close to the Sun, a new musical that opened officially July 24 following previews from July 16, is to shutter at the Comedy Theatre in London Aug. 8.

The producers had posted the required two-week closing notice the night after its opening. It was originally booking to Sept. 5. Described in publicity materials as "a fictional account of what might have been Ernest Hemingway's last challenge," the show has music by John Robinson, lyrics by Robinson and Roberto Trippini (based on a play by Ron Read), and libretto by Trippini. James Graeme stars as Hemingway, with Helen Dallimore (the original Glinda in the West End opening of Wicked, opposite Idina Menzel, at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2006) as his fourth wife Mary. Also in the cast are Tammy Joelle as Hemingway's secretary Louella, and Christopher Howell (replacing the originally announced Jay Benedict, who withdrew from the production during previews) as Hemingway's film producer friend Rex.

The production is directed by Pat Garrett, with set and costumes by Christopher Woods, lighting by Mike Robertson, sound by Terry Jardine for Autograph, musical direction by Tom Deering, musical supervision by Gary Hind and orchestrations and arrangements by Conor Mitchell.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7622, or visit www.tooclose.co.uk.