Following its highly successful Festival 2011, Chichester Festival Theatre’s Winter season features distinguished actors, award-winning companies, and acclaimed writers and directors. High quality drama remains at the heart of the season, and there is also opera, dance, comedy, music and shows for children and young people, including an enchanting adaptation of a classic story for Christmas.
Kneehigh theatre company’s latest West End production, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, has posted early closing notices at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
A round-up of reviews for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre in London
This week sees a number of birthday celebrations, including two American theatre greats: Stephen Sondheim turns 81 after a riotous year of 80th birthday tributes culminating in his Olivier Special Award, and this week marks the centenary of the great Tennessee Williams. Also Priscilla makes it to two years old this week as the Broadway production starts camping it up on the other side of the Atlantic, and Kneehigh Theatre Company follow their acclaimed production of Brief Encounter with another reimagining of a cinema classic, this time French movie The Umbrellas of Cherbourg.
JOANNA RIDING in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Video trailer for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre
Some big-hitting West End shows open this week in London, including The Wizard of Oz, Million Dollar Quartet, Flare Path and Blithe Spirit.
Production photos of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, currently playing at the Curve Theatre, Leicester and coming to the Gielgud Theatre from 5 March 2011.
ANDREW DURAND in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
MEOW MEOW in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Save £10 on tickets to The Umbrellas of Cherbourg at the Gielgud Theatre
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 Joanna Riding.