Watch Chichester Festival Theatre’s acclaimed production of Flowers for Mrs Harris.
Adapted from Paul Gallico’s 1958 novella Mrs ‘Arris Goes to Paris, Rachel Wagstaff and Richard Taylor’s musical charts one lowly London charlady’s efforts to scrimp and save enough money to head to Paris and buy the designer dress of her dreams. It is a Cinderella story for the austerity postergirl.
First staged by director Daniel Evans at Sheffield Theatres in 2016, the production was revived by Evans at Chichester Festival Theatre with Clare Burt returning to the title role.
The cast also features double Olivier Award-winner Joanna Riding (The Girls, My Fair Lady, The Witches of Eastwick), Gary Wilmot (The Wind in the Willows, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Claire Machin (The Girls) and Laura Pitt-Pulford.
Flowers for Mrs Harris is available to view for free until 8 May.
Flowers for Mrs Harris story
Ada Harris spends her days dusting, darning, polishing and scrubbing. But her first glimpse of a ravishing Christian Dior dress sets her off on a journey that will change her life forever…
From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the shimmering avenues of Paris, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way; but can she let go of the past and finally allow her own life to blossom?
Date: 29 April 2020
Written by: Mark Wills
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