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'Marguerite' to Close Tonight at Theatre Royal Haymarket


The final production in Jonathan Kent’s Theatre Royal Haymarket Season, the world premiere of MARGUERITE, will close tonight, September 13th on the West End. MARGUERITE is a new musical with music by Michel Legrand, book by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer - original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and orchestrations and arrangements by Michel Legrand and Seann Alderking. Choreography is by Arthur Pita and Musical Staging is by Nikki Woollaston. Designs are by Paul Brown, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Groothuis who have all collaborated with Kent throughout the season.  MARGUERITE is produced internationally by Marguerite Productions, The Theatre Royal Haymarket Company and Bob Boyett.

A love story set in Paris during the Second World War, MARGUERITE draws inspiration from one of the greatest of romantic novels, La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas. Marguerite is the beautiful and notorious mistress of a high ranking German officer.  Armand is a young musician half her age who falls obsessively in love with her.  Their dangerous love story is played out against the background of Occupied Paris.

Ruthie Henshall, the award-winning West End and Broadway actress, returns to the London stage to play the title role alongside Julian Ovenden who will play Armand and Alexander Hanson who will play German officer, Otto.  

Also in the cast is Annalene Beechey (Annette), Mark Carroll, Keiron Crook, Matt Cross (Pierrot), James Doherty, Siubhan Harrison, Jon-Paul Hevey, Joanna Loxton, Jessica Martin, Julia J. Nagle, Duncan Smith, Gay Soper (Chanteuse), Phillip Sutton, Simon Thomas (Lucien), Andrew C Wadsworth (Georges) and LuCy Williamson.

Theatre Royal Haymarket is located at Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT. Box Office: 0845 481 1870  Websites: and  MARGUERITE will perfrom  Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.
Tickets are £25.00 - £60.00 plus concessions.

Photo Credit Tristram Kenton

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