MARQUEE VALUE: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre

Marquee Value   MARQUEE VALUE: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre
 
Production: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, adapted by Emma Rice, lyrics by Jacques Demy (translated by Sheldon Harnick), music by Michel Legrand, book by Jacques Demy and Michel Legrand, starring Joanna Riding, Meow Meow, Carly Bawden, Gareth Charlton, Andrew Durand, Cynthia Erivo, Dominic Marsh, Aki Omoshaybi, and Laura Brydon and Matt Wilman.

Previews: March 5, 2011

Opened: March 22, 2011

Venue: Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR, London, EN


Twenty year old French auto mechanic Guy Fouchier has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Geneviève vow to remain lovers. After discovering she is carrying Guy’s child she must choose between waiting for his return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.




Photos by Andrew Ku

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