The Barn Theatre,
25 Bluehouse Lane, Oxted, Surrey
RH8 0AA.

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12th – 16th April 2011 (7:45pm)

(Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederic Loewe)

From the same pens that created the hit musicals My Fair Lady, Brigadoon & Camelot, Oxted Operatic Society brings you the classic Lerner & Loewe musical, GIGI.

Based on Collette’s novella of the same name, this bright and breezy show is set in ‘turn of the Century’ Paris , a world of beauty and luxury and sophisticates like Honoré and his handsome nephew Gaston. In this world, love is a work of art and also a business arrangement. Gigi is taught by her Aunt Alicia how to allure, how to recognise the blue flame at the heart of an emerald, how to choose a cigar - but Gigi doesn't want just to be someone's mistress, even Gaston's. To his surprise Gaston discovers that Gigi is the only girl who doesn't bore him.

The 1958 Academy Award winning film featured Leslie Caron in the title role with Maurice Chevalier.

Gigi is a show that bubbles like champagne and flows through its vivid scenes, with a tang of salty French wit. The show is laced with such all-time hits as Gigi, Thank Heavens for Little Girls, I Remember It Well, The Night They Invented Champagne & I’m Glad I’m Not Young Anymore.

The strong lineup of talented principals features Laura Brand (Gigi), Peter Calver (Gaston), Bob Wilson (Honoré), Dena Watts (Mamita) and Fiona Steel (Aunt Alicia) to name but a few.

Directed by Martin Patrick, with choreography by Andrea Green and musical direction Sue Rowlinson, this will be a delightful production, so don’t miss it!