A round-up of reviews for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre in London

Joanna Riding in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Joanna Riding in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

Innovative theatre company Kneehigh’s new production, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, opened last night at the Gielgud Theatre in London. Directed by Emma Rice the show stars Joanna Riding, Meow Meow, Carly Bawden and Andrew Durand.

Based on Jacques Demy’s 1964 film, with a score by Michel Legrand, the show tells the simple love story between a young girl (played by Carly Bawden) who’s mother (Joanna Riding) owns an umbrella shop, and a garage mechanic (Andrew Durand) who has to leave her for his military service.

Read reviews from the Times, Guardian, Variety, Telegraph and Evening Standard, below.

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