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Carmen Jones (1991-04-Old Vic-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Old Vic (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 1 semaine Nombre : 730 représentationsPremière Preview : Monday 08 April 1991Première : Monday 08 April 1991Dernière : Monday 15 April 1991Mise en scène : Simon Callow • Chorégraphie : Stuart Hopps • Producteur : Avec : Wilhelmina Fernandez/Sharon Benson (Carmen), Damon Evans/Michael Austin (Joe), Gregg Baker (Husky Miller), Karen Parks (Cindy-Lou), Clive Rowe, Llewellyn RayappenCommentaires : Using all the music from the opera “Carmen”, Oscar Hammerstein II provided completely new lyrics and a new setting. All the characters are Negro workers in a southern parachute factory during World War II. It is the story of Joe, an army corporal, and his love for the temptress, Carmen Jones, which ends with him stabbing her to death after she leaves him for the boxer, Husky Miller. The show was first produced on Broadway in December 1943 where it ran for 502 performances. This was its British premiere and it received something of a mixed reaction from the critics - mainly feeling the production and staging were a bit unadventurous, although the music and lyrics were much appreciated. However, it ran for one year and nine months and won several awards. During the course of its run the part of Joe was taken over by Gary Wilmot.
Pajama Game (The) (1999-10-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 mois 2 semaines Nombre : 88 représentationsPremière Preview : Friday 10 September 1999Première : Monday 04 October 1999Dernière : Saturday 18 December 1999Mise en scène : Simon Callow • Chorégraphie : David Bintley • Producteur : Avec : John Hegley (Hines), Leslie Ash (Babe Williams),
Graham Bickley (SidSorokin), Jenny Ann Topham (Gladys), Anita Dobson (Mabel), Jonathan D. Ellis (Prez), John Levitt (Mr Hasler) Alison Limerick (Gladys Hotchkiss), Karen Clegg, Heather Craig, Francesco D'Astici, Louise Davidson, Rufus Dean, Peter Edbrook, Steve Elias, Catie Entwhistle, Laura Hussey, Natasha Knight, John Levitt, Saskia Lockey, Paul Micha, Lucy Potter, Adam pudney, Phillipe Reynolds, Simon Smith, Deborah Spellman, Todd Talbot, Frank Thompson, Jenny-Ann Topham.Commentaires : During the pre-London tour the lead female role was played by Ulrika Jonsson, who withdrew and her part was taken by Leslie Ash. It was 45 years since the show had last been in London, but generally the critics felt it had not been worth reviving - especially in what was described as a lacklustre production with some very peculiar scenery designs by the abstract painter, Frank Stella. It
ran for ten weeks.Presse : NICHOLAS DE JONGH of THE EVENING STANDARD says, "The pyjamas are fine but where's the passion…"
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE of THE TIMES says, "You can hum along, but that's about all."
SHERIDAN MORLEY of TELETEXT says, "Simon Callow's claims that this is one of the best Broadway musicals ever are in my view misplaced. I would not put it even in the top 20, because the songs in no way advance the story."
CHARLES SPENCER of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Unfortunately in Callow's production the show seems over-energetic, undersexed and desperately short of real star quality."
However, not all reviews were bad, ALASTAIR MACAULAY of THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "Crazy fun on the factory floor" and goes on to say "Simon Callow's new production is spot-on - most of the time."
Philanthropist (The) (2017-04-Trafalgar Studios 1-London)Type de série:
Théâtre: Trafalgar Studios (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Studio 1Durée : 3 mois Nombre : Première Preview : Monday 03 April 2017Première : Thursday 20 April 2017Dernière : Saturday 22 July 2017Mise en scène : Simon Callow • Chorégraphie : Producteur :
Single Spies (1988-12-Lyttelton Theatre-NT-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: National Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Salle : Lyttelton TheatreDurée : 2 mois Nombre : 44 représentationsPremière Preview : InconnuPremière : Thursday 01 December 1988Dernière : Saturday 04 February 1989Mise en scène : Alan Bennett • Simon Callow • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Commentaires : Deux pièces en un soir d'Alan Bennett
"An Englishman Abroad" (1983) (mes Alan Bennett)
"A Question of Attribution" (1988) (mes Simon Callow)