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Ruthie Henshall to Star in 'Marguerite' by Kent, Legrand, Boublil & Schönberg


The final production in Jonathan Kent's Theatre Royal Haymarket Season will be the world premiere of Marguerite, a new musical with music by Michel Legrand, book by Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg and Jonathan Kent, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil and orchestrations and arrangements by Michel Legrand and Seann Alderking.

Marguerite will run at the Haymarket from May 7, with press night on May 20. 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," explain press notes.

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. 

The cast includes Annalene Beechey (Annette), Matt Cross (Pierrot), Don Gallagher (Georges), Alexander Hanson (Otto), Ruthie Henshall (Marguerite), Julian Ovenden (Armand) and Simon Thomas (Lucien), with Mark Carroll, Keiron Crook, James Doherty, Siubhan Harrison, Jon-Paul Hevey, Julia Nagle, Duncan Smith, Gay Soper, Phillip Sutton and LuCy Williamson.

For tickets (£25.00 - £60.00 plus concessions) call the box office at 0870 4000 626 or visit or

Performances are Monday – Saturday at 7:30PM; and Wednesday & Saturday matinees at 2:30PM.  Theatre Royal Haymarket is located at Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT.

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