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She Loves Me at the Menier Chocolate Factory starring Scarlett Strallen
West End and Broadway star Scarlett Strallen leads the cast in romantic musical She Loves Me at the Meniere Chocolate Factory this Christmas.
Based on Miklos Laszlo’s play Parfumerie, this wonderful love story has been the basis for the films The Shop around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks..
Premiering on Broadway in 1963, She Loves Me returns to the London stage for the first time since 1994.
She Loves Me runs from 25 November 2016 until 4 March 2017 at the Menier Chocolate Factory.
Consistently at odds with each other in the Parfumerie where they work, Amalia and Georg have something unusual in common. They both rapturously write to romantic pen pals. Despite the anonymity of their secret admirers, they live for the lettersand the day they will finally meet. Little do they realise they are closer than they think.
Scarlett Strallen (Amalia) and Mark Umbers (Georg Nowack) lead the cast alongside Alastair Brookshaw (Ladislav Sipos), Les Dennis (Mr Maraczek), Callum Howells (Arpad Laszlo), Katherine Kingsley (Ilona Ritter) and Dominic Tighe (Steven Kodaly).
The company will also feature Rachel Bingham, Peter Dukes, Luke Fetherston, Olivia Fines, Aimee Hodnett, Sarah-Marie Maxwell and Vincent Pirillo.
Directed by Matthew White with set and costume by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Greg Clarke and orchestrations by Jason Carr. She Loves Me has music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joe Masteroff.
Scarlett Strallen can break your heart at Amalia’s idealistic ardou – Paul Taylor, The Independent
An early Christmas present of the best sort imaginable. – Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
A scintillating and delightful revival – Mark Shenton, The Stage
The sweet smell of success – Susannah Clapp, The Guardian
Gift-wrapped perfection – Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph