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Based on the same story as filmed in Sommersby
which was the remake of Le Retour de Martin Guerre
. Set against the Catholic/Protestant troubles in France, Martin Guerre is trapped in a marriage of convenience and disappears one day to the war. He returns after many years - but is it really him? Originally opened in London (after some delays) in 1996. After a short while, some bad reviews and falling audiences it underwent substantial re-write and re-direction before re-opening 11th Nov 96. Winner of 1997 American Express Award for Best New Musical. Martin Guerre website
.Performers Andrew Bevis (Martin Guerre), Esther Biddle (Catherine), Ben Goddard (Arnaud du Thil), Michael Howcroft (Priest/Judge), Karen Mann (Madame de Rols), Kelly O'Leary (Bertrande), Ken Orton (Andre), Rosie Simpson, James Traherne (Pierre Guerre), Jez Unwin (Guillaume), Susannah van den Berg, Johnson Willis (Benoit).
Author Alain Boublil. Author Claude-Michel Schonberg. Producer The Watermill. Director Craig Revel Horwood. Music Sarah Travis (musical supervisor and musial arrangement). Design Diego Pitarch. Lighting Richard G Jones. Sound Gary Dixon.
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