The Umbrellas of Cherbourg tickets at the Gielgud Theatre starring Joanna Riding

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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.

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at Gielgud Theatre, starring Joanna Riding.

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Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 38

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Umbrellas of Cherbourg to close early at the Gilegud Theatre
Kneehigh theatre company's latest West End production, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, has posted early closing notices at the Gielgud Theatre in London. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Joanna Riding in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"][/caption] The show will now end its run on 21 May 2011, rather than the original end date of 1 October. The new musical production based on the classic French movie opened on 22 March to lukewarm reviews. One of the producers of the show, Daniel Sparrow, has issued a statement saying that, "Together with my co-producing team, we are immensely proud to have brought our production of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg to the West End following its run in Leicester earlier this year. However, despite consistently positive audience responses, for economic reasons we are having to close earlier than anticipated. To have worked with Emma Rice, Kneehigh, our hugely talented creative team, cast and company has been a privilege and as producers, our ongoing ambition to bring fresh, innovative and original work to the West End will continue to be pursued. Following positive interest in the show from the global theatrical community, plans for a UK tour and various international productions of Umbrellas are currently in discussion.” 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. LINKS Special Offer: Save Half Price (£30) on tickets to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre Reviews Round-up for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg More news on The Umbrellas of Cherbourg  

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