Free as Air archiveAmong the Channel Islands, tucked away out of sight, lies the tiny island of Terhou, a treasure as yet undiscovered by the tourist trade. In this remote paradise, the happy population sings all day long, arising early to prepare for their annual Independence Day Celebration. They soon discover there is no young lady to be crowned May Queen in their Coronation Ceremony, as all the young women have played the part before. As luck would have it, along with the boat returning from the monthly trip to gather supplies arrives a beautiful stranger - Geraldine. Yet close behind follows the love-struck Jack Amersham and the mischievous Ivy Crush, the press reporter charged with shadowing her... Will the islanders find their May Queen, or will the peace of Terhou be disrupted forever? A charming classic British musical, Free as Air enjoyed a run of over 400 performances at the Savoy Theatre in 1957, starring Gerald Harper, Gillian Lewis and Patricia Bredin. It now receives its first professional UK revival in more than fifty years. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of Salad Days, and as part of the Finborough Theatre acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Stewart Nicholls directs the first professional UK revival in over 50 years of Julian Slade's musical Free As Air.


James Church (piano), Charlotte Baptie, Ian Belsey, Ruth Betteridge, Anna Brook-Mitchell, Daniel Cane, James Dangerfield, Richard Gibson, Amy Hamlen, Anthony Harris, Josh Little, Ted Merwood, Joanna Monro, Eimear Phelan-O'Riordan, Simon Pontin, Jane Quinn, Robert Sharpe, Sophie Simms


Music: Julian Slade
Book by(s): Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds
Lyrics(s): Julian Slade, Dorothy Reynolds
Presented by: Aria Entertainment (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Stewart Nicholls
Choreographer: Stewart Nicholls
Musical Director: Ben Stock
Design: Oona Tibbetts
Costume(s): Oona Tibbetts, Jade Nicola Boxall (costume supervision)
Lighting: Rob Mills
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Free as Air

Free as Air (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0970691073. Details of all Free as Air archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01329843530

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