In 1961, Yorkshire housewife Viv Nicholson won £152,319 in the football pools. When a reporter asked her what she planned to do with her new fortune, she replied, "I'm going to spend, spend, spend!" which is exactly what she did. Her rags-to-riches-to-rags-again story takes her through five husbands, expensive sports cars, fur coats, and jewelry, a battle with alcohol, and bankruptcy as, unable to cope with her newfound wealth and fame, she rapidly spirals downward.
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Spend Spend Spend (1999-10-Piccadilly Theatre-London)Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Piccadilly Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 9 mois 4 semaines Nombre : 342 représentationsPremière Preview : mardi 05 octobre 1999Première : mardi 12 octobre 1999Dernière : samedi 05 août 2000Mise en scène : Jeremy Sams • Chorégraphie : Craig Revel Horwood • Producteur : Avec : Barbara Dickson (Viv Nicholson), Rachel Leskovac (Young Viv), Steve Houghton (Keith), Jeff Shankley (George), Jonathan Bum, Tania Caridia, Susan Fay, Kate Harbour, Marjorie Keys, Gary Milner, Craig Nicholls, Stuart Nurse, Stuart Pendred, Robin Samson, Jeff Shankley, Nicola Sloane, Duncan Smith, Jamie Somers, Mary Stockley , Paul Thomloy.Commentaires : The musical had its first performance in 1998 at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The London production opened in October and ran until August in the following year. It won the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards as Best Musical, and Barbara Dickson won the Olivier Award for the Best Actress in a Musical. It ended on August 5th 2000 - a run of over nine months.Presse : CHARLES SPENCER of THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Best new British musical in years" and goes on to say "Spend Spend Spend is popular entertainment at its best, devoid of the cynical contrivance of so many musicals and blessed with heart, humour and irresistible humanity."
BENEDICT NIGHTINGALE of THE TIMES says the show has "splendidly lively songs" and "excellent lyrics".
IAN SHUTTLEWORTH of THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, "It is the most glorious new musical I can ever recall seeing." He goes on to say "Spend Spend Spend fully deserves to join Blood Brothers as a working-class "up yours" fixture among West End musicals...."
However, NICHOLAS DE JONGH of THE EVENING STANDARD was luke warm about the show saying, "Unfortunately this musical lacks a sharp book of lyrics, though there's some rollicking fun on the journey."
Spend Spend Spend (2015-03-Union Theatre-London)Type de série: Revival
Théâtre: Union Theatre (Londres - Angleterre) Durée : 2 semaines Nombre : Première Preview : mercredi 25 mars 2015Première : samedi 28 mars 2015Dernière : samedi 18 avril 2015Mise en scène : Christian Durham • Chorégraphie : Producteur : Avec : Julie Armstrong (Old Viv), Katy Dean (Young Viv), David Haydn (George), Kerry Whiteside (Mother),James Lyne (Keith), Tom Brandon (Matt) Ensemble Charlie Johnson, Jayne Ashley, Christina Meehan, April Sullivan, Sally Frith, Xandy Champken, Adam Colbeck-Dunn, Stuart Simons and Oliver Jacobson
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