A revival of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil’s troubled musical Martin Guerre may be heading back to town.

The Les Miserables creators and the show’s producer, Cameron Mackintosh, have been inspired by Craig Revel Horwood’s 2007 production at the Watermill in Newbury.

The Watermill’s style, using multi-talented actor/musicians  to play the parts and instruments, has led to a number of successful productions, including a recent West End airing for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Sunset Boulevard.

Revel Horwood recently staged Barry Manilow’s Copacabana at the Watermill, and his new take on Tim Rice and ABBA’s Chess is currently touring the country.

Also Boublil is currently rewriting his and Schonberg’s recent West End show, Marguerite, which played at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in 2008 with Ruthie Henshall but was not well received.

RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Show: Martin Guerre
  • Theatre: TBC
  • Casting: TBC
  • Director: Craig Revel Horwood?
  • Producer: Cameron Mackintosh
  • Previously staged: Prince Edward
  • Opening: Summer 2011
Note: all information is unconfirmed. Source: The Stage (14 October 2010)