Production photos of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, currently playing at the Curve Theatre, Leicester and coming to the Gielgud Theatre from 5 March 2011.
Pictures include Joanna Riding, Meow Meow and Andrew Durand.
Innovative theatre company Kneehigh (Brief Encounter) return to the West End with their compelling new adaptation of cult French musical film The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, starring Olivier Award winner Joanna Riding and cabaret sensation Meow Meow.
Enjoy £10 off tickets until 9 April to see this stunning musical, directed by Emma Rice and starring Olivier Award-winning actress Joanna Riding (Billy Elliot, Carousel, The Witches of Eastwick), international cabaret artist Meow Meow (Lola), and Broadway’s Andrew Durand (Spring Awakening).
Save £10 on tickets to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre
1 thought on “Photos: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”
I’m no fan of musical theatre. I’d never even heard of the film, and it was only because I won a couple of tickets that I went to see this just before it transfers to the West End.
But hey, this production turned me around completely. It’s absolutely dazzling, inventive, and seductive. Once I was attuned to the way that EVERY single word was sung I was beguiled. The acting was superb across the energetic cast – there’s no star, it’s a genuine ensemble, a real team performance.
The sets are stunning: moving iron walkways, floating neon, chairs with huge wheels. You’re in late 50s Cherbourg, a town populated by lovelorn mechanics, sassy girls with umbrellas, stripey-topped sailors who pick people up and move them around, and a gorgeous, sozzled chanteuse (as played by the foxy Meow Meow, she’s more ‘Woof Woof’!).
It’s a boy meets girl, gets her up the duff, goes to war, comes back, finds out she’s married someone else kinda story. The songs alone will make you cry – go see!!!