First London production in sixty years of Colette classic
The Tabard Theatre plays host to Colette and Anita Loos’ Gigi for a limited run, Wednesday 28th October – Saturday 21st November.
Last seen in London almost 60 years ago, this production is directed by veteran New York and London producer/director Mark Giesser.
Paris, 1900. Bright, vivacious Gigi lives the carefree life of a schoolgirl in a family of modest means. She particularly enjoys card games with her much-older friend Gaston, a wealthy playboy. But her life is a bit different from that of an ordinary sixteen-year-old. Gigi is the next generation of a family of courtesans. Her grandmother and Aunt Alicia, the family matriarch, are determined that Gigi succeed where her mother failed. When Gaston notices more about Gigi than her eagerness to play cards, aunt and grandmother set their sights on an arrangement. Gigi has other ideas about her future. Will she prove as adept at romance as at cards?
Colette’s classic story was adapted as a Broadway comedy in 1951 by Anita Loos (GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES), which then inspired the film and stage musicals. This original version of GIGI debuted in the West End in 1956. It returns to the professional London stage under the direction of Mark Giesser, whose production of Alan Alda’s RADIANCE played a record-setting run at the Tabard earlier this year.
Tickets: £18/ £16 (concessions)
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October 23, 2015