Musical (1984)

Musique: Howard Goodall
Paroles: Melvyn Bragg
Livret: Melvyn Bragg
Production à la création:

John Tallentire, a Cumbrian hired journeyman with a love for the land, and his wife, Emily settle in the poor circumstances of their surroundings until Emily's yearning for a more exciting life leads her into an indiscretion with the dashing young Jackson Pennington. John gives up his beloved land to take her to the city. He exchanges his plough for a miner's pick and shovel, and the open-air for the darkness of the pit. The war, the death of their son, and then Emily's death intervene before John can finally return to the land.

Synopsis complet

Crossbridge Dance
Fade Away
Farewell Song
Fill It To the Top
Get Up and Go Lad
Hear Your Voice
I Wouldn't Be the First
If I Could
It's All Right For You
Men Of Stone
No Choir of Angels
Now For the First Time
The Song of the HIred Man
War Song
So Tell You Children
What A Fool I've Been
What Would You Say To Your Son?
Who Will You Marry Then?
Work Song
You Never See the Sun

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Version 1

Hired Man (The) (1984-10-Astoria Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Astoria Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée :
Nombre : 164 représentations
Première Preview : mercredi 31 octobre 1984
Première : mercredi 31 octobre 1984
Dernière : Inconnu
Mise en scène : David Gilmore
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast
Producteur :
Avec : Paul Clarkson {John), Julia Hills (Emily), Richard Walsh (Jackson), Billy Hartman (TedBlacklock), Gerard Doyle (Seth), Clare Burt (May)
Commentaires : Une production d'Andrew Lloyd Webber!!!
Although the work was felt to be a bit "preachy" and political, it was considered worthy, though not likely to be a popular draw.
The Hired Man was awarded the Ivor Novello Award for Best Musical, earned four Olivier Award nominations, and was voted Best Musical of the Year by the critics of Time Out, The Guardian, Punch & The Stage.
Presse : "... a bracing, rugged and exhilarating adaptation of Bragg's novel ... splendidly original music ... a magnificent British achievement." Time Out
"... hewing his (Goodall) musical line from Britain's choral traditions with an audacity that is at once thrilling and fearful..." City Limits
"Howard Goodall's score is one of the finest I have heard in a British musical in years." Guardian

Version 2

Hired Man (The) (1984-10-Landor Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Landor Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mardi 02 août 2011
Première : jeudi 04 août 2011
Dernière : samedi 27 août 2011
Mise en scène : Andrew Keats
Chorégraphie : Cressida Carré
Producteur :
Avec : Joe Maxwell (John), Catherine Mort (Emily), Ian Daniels (Jackson), Martin Neely (Seth), Sean-Paul Jenkinson (Isaac), Mark Fredrick (Pennington), Abigail Matthews, Alistair Barron, Ben McMath, Gary Mannion
Commentaires : With a cast of seventeen packed into the small fringe venue, this show packed considerable power and received excellent notices.
Off-West End Award for Best Musical Production 2012

Version 3

Hired Man (The) (2017-07-Union Theatre-London)

Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 3 semaines
Nombre :
Première Preview : mercredi 19 juillet 2017
Première : mercredi 19 juillet 2017
Dernière : samedi 12 août 2017
Mise en scène : Brendan Matthew
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Avec : Ifan Gwilym-Jones (John Tallentire), Rebecca Gillilland (Emily Tallentire), Luke Kelly (Jackson Pennington), Kara Taylor Alberts (May), Jack McNeill (Harry), Megan Armstrong (Say Wrangham), Sam Peggs (Isaac Tallentire), Jonathan Carlton (Seth Tallentire), Christopher Lyne (Pennington), Matthew Chase (Ensemble), Laurel Dougall (Ensemble), Aaron Davey (Ensemble), Rebecca Withers (Ensemble), Nick Britain (Ensemble), Lori Mclare (Ensemble)

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