Gigi

06 August 2008 - 13 September 2008

By Lerner and Loewe
Books & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Based on a novel by Colette
As produced by Edwin Lester for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Civic Light Opera Associations and by Saint Subber for Broadway

Set against the Belle Époque of Paris, young Gigi breaks with convention when she captures the heart of a rich playboy.

Written by Lerner and Loewe, famed for their earlier musical My Fair Lady, Gigi has not been seen in London for over 20 years. It is directed by Artistic Director, Timothy Sheader, and choreographed by Olivier Award winning Stephen Mear. Both witting and Charming Gigi includes such numbers as “Thank Heaven for Little Girls” and “I Remember it Well”.

Daily Mail

"A theatrical gem”

Financial Times

"Sheader has done a good job of adapting Gigi for a modern audience... Martin is a warm and loveable Mamita... O'Hare grasps the title role with both hands, her innocence recalls that of Audrey Hepburn."

Evening Standard

"Witty, camp, extremely entertaining... brilliantly captures the whole belle epoque."

Guardian

"Sheader's production does full justice to the sly wit of Lerner's book."

Time Out

"Thavoris' sumptuous costumes do much to convey the splendor of La Belle Epoque."

Independent

"Borchert is on song in every sense as the romantic lead - extremely appealing... Martin brings warmth to an attractively understated portrayal of Mamita"

Telegraph

"Sheader's stylish, affectionate production works a treat... the score is a melodic, wittily literate delight."

Creative team

The cast

  • Ensemble – Rachel Archer
  • Dufresne – Paul Bentley
  • Gaston – Thomas Borchert
  • Ensemble – Jennie Dale
  • Ensemble – Nina French
  • Ensemble – Francis Haugen
  • Ensemble – Shaun Henson
  • Duclos/Ensemble – David Lucas
  • Mamita – Millicent Martin
  • Ensemble – Jo Morris
  • Gigi – Lisa O'Hare
  • Manuel/Ensemble – Richard Pettyfer
  • Ensemble – Zoe Rainey
  • Liane/Ensemble – Amy Ellen Richardson
  • Ensemble – Myra Sands
  • Ensemble – Laura Scott
  • Honore – Chaim Topol
  • Ensemble – Kate Tydman
  • Ensemble – Kerry Washington
  • Alicia – Linda Thorson