Mermaid Theatre
Londres - Angleterre

Construction: 1959 - Fermeture: 2009

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Nombre de salles actives: 1
Salle 1: ()    1959 - Actif

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1959 - Actif

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3) Blockheads (Original)

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Nb de représentations: 22 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mer. 17 octobre 1984
Dernière: Inconnu

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Arthur Whitelaw •  
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Avec: Mark Hadfield (Stan Laurel), Kenneth H. Waller (Oliver Hardy), Simon Browne, Larry Dann, Susan Denaker, Richard Drabble, MeggNicol 


Commentaire: The supporting cast played several roles each, covering such characters as Stan’s father, Hal Roach the film producer, James Finlayson, Keystone cops, cameramen and fellow actors. Mark Hadfield and Kenneth Waller were praised for their “look-a-like” portrayals, but the show was judged empty, shapeless, and pleasantly innocuous. It lasted just two and a half weeks.  (plus) 


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
"thoughtful and, on occasions most moving ... That rare thing: a folk opera of our immediate past." Daily Mail
"Melvyn Bragg's qualities as a novelist-humanity, idealism and a complex and highly articulate man's understanding of those who are simple and inarticulate-shine out from this musical..." Sunday Telegraph

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2) Eastward Ho! (Original)

Joué durant  1 mois 1 semaine

Nb de représentations: 65 représentations
Première preview: Inconnu
Première: mar. 07 juillet 1981
Dernière: sam. 15 août 1981

Compositeur: *** Divers •  
Parolier: *** Divers •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Robert Chetwynd •  
Chorégraphe: Charles Augins •  
Avec: Richard O’Brien (Quicksilver), Paul Whitman (Golding), Prue Clarke (Mildred), Anita Dobson (Gertrude), Philip Sayer (Sir Petronel Flash), Mark Rylance, Vivienne Ross, Susan Beagley, Belinda Sinclair, Hugh Futcher 


Commentaire: This was a musical version of the Ben Jonson/George Chapman play set in the City of London and alongside the Thames in the 17th Century . With its almost formulaic pattern to earlier Mermaid musicals - lying, cheating, fornicating, stealing to the strains of loud music and over-the-top performances - this was a flop. It was the first show in the newly rebuilt Mermaid following major re-development, and sadly was the beginning of a downward turn in the Mermaid’s fortunes.  (plus) 


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1) Side by Side by Sondheim (Original)

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Nb de représentations: 59 représentations
Première preview: mar. 04 mai 1976
Première: mar. 04 mai 1976
Dernière: Inconnu

Compositeur: Jule Styne • Leonard Bernstein • Richard Rodgers • Stephen Sondheim •  
Parolier: Stephen Sondheim •  
Libettiste: *** Divers •  
Metteur en scène: Ned Sherrin •  
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Avec: Millicent Martin, Julia McKenzie, David Kernan, Ned Sherrin [narrator] 


Commentaire: Opened May 4, 1976 at the Mermaid Theatre, London Ran for 59 performances
Moved July 7, 1976 to the Wyndham's Theatre, London Ran for 518 performances
Moved October 3, 1977 to the Garrick Theatre, London Closed April 29, 1978; Ran for 229 performances  (plus) 


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