Monday, 4 April 2011

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg come to town

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg has long been a firm Cellardoor favourite thanks to its colourful setting of France in 1957 and an adorable performance by Catherine Deneuve. So naturally we were intrigued when we heard that Jacques Demy's film had been adapted into a stage production.

The production opened last week at the Gielgud Theatre following a limited run at Curve Leicester. We're looking forward to seeing if this English-translated stage adaptation lives up to the magic of the original film. Though if the publicity shots are anything to go by, it certainly looks set to bring the vibrancy of fifties France to London's Shaftesbury Avenue, so we're sure we'll have fun nonetheless....
Tickets are available here 
By Sally 

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Anonymous said...

I love the film... I'm gonna book some tickets for me and my mum as a late Mother's day present! x

Solange Garnier said...

I'm such a admirer of Jacques Demy's style. And the poster's low-key cuteness certainly looks like it's going to be great.
I'm sorry I'm not in London and can't catch it on stage.
In France, musicals are a farely recents trend which often induce cheap scenes, terrible singers and tasteless rendition of the original work (if you look for videos or mp3s of the adaptation from the Demoiselles de Rochefort film, you'll see what I'm talking about).
Hope Londoners will have a great time!

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