Musical (1988)

Musique: *** Divers • Cyril Ornadel
Paroles: *** Divers
Livret: Robin Hardy
Production à la création:

It is presented as a show within a show. A war-damaged theatre in Germany in 1945 is being used to stage a tribute to Winston Churchill on the eve of the Gentral Election which is bound to see him re-elected. At the dress-rehearsal the performers are a mixed-bag: there is an ENSA group of Shakespearean actors touring “Julius Caesar” and twelve dancing girls (Doris and her Daisies) from an ENSA variety tour. The musicians and stage staff are recruited from the soldiers of the British Army on the Rhine and a visiting American colonel has been persuaded to take part as Roosevelt’s special envoy. The overall director, Jack Craven, takes the part of Churchill, with the leading Shakespeare lady, Stella, playing the role of Clemmie Churchill. There is even a German director who defies the fraternisation rules to help get the show on.

1 Winnie peut-être considéré comme un Flop musical

1. The Army the Navy and the Airforce
2. Who's Taking You Home Tonight?
3. Run Rabbit Run
4. Bless 'Em All
5. All Over the Place
6. What More Can I Say?
7. That Lovely Weekend
8. There's Something About a Soldier
9. London Pride
10. There'll Always Be An England
11. Kiss Me Goodnight Sergeant Major
12. The Colonel's Complaint
13. Winnie
14. Did You Call, Darling?
15. Wish Me Luck (As You Wave Me Goodbye)
16. We'll Meet Again
17. Yours
18. A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
19. Don't Cry Darling
20. You'll Never Know
21. I'm Going To Get Lit Up
22. The Harrow Song (Giants Of Old)
23. V-E Day
24. In Distant Tomorrows
25. Winston

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Version 1

Winnie (1988-05-Victoria Palace Theatre-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Victoria Palace Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Durée :
Nombre : 63 représentations
Première Preview : Inconnu
Première: 31 May 1988
Dernière: Inconnu
Mise en scène : Albert Marre
Chorégraphie :
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Robert Hardy (Jack Craven), Virginia McKenna (Stella McKay), Carl Duering (Heinrich Kunz), Frank Thornton, Barry Howard, Larry Drew, Charles West, Don Fellows, Toni Palmer.
Commentaires : It was a most peculiar mish-mash of wartime nostalgia, patriotism, send-up and music-hall type numbers, and some kind of “message” in the show’s ending, when they learn that Churchill has actually lost the election. Most critics did not know what to make of it, but those that did claimed it was appalling and a complete disaster.
The show went into liquidation with reports of £135,000 owed to unpaid creditors, £60,000 owed in VAT, and £1.5 million lost to its 76 investors.

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