Spanning the Regency, Victorian and post-war eras, and featuring a score filled with some of Novello's most ravishing songs including Love is My Reason, When I Curtsied to the King, A Woman's Heart and the classic We'll Gather Lilacs, Perchance to Dream is a classic Novello musical - an escapist 'musical romance' whose original 1945 run in the West End played for 1,022 performances. In 1818, Sir Graham Rodney, an impoverished womaniser, is the owner of Huntersmoon, a magnificent old country house, but seeks relief from his life of leisure by masquerading as the dread highwayman "Frenchy". Just at the moment when he finally finds love, the law runs him to ground with tragic results. A generation later, his estate has passed to the wrong side of the family and tragedy strikes a second time. More than a century must go by before the ghosts of Huntersmoon can finally be laid to rest...Performers Taube Brahms, Michael Burgen, Clare Louise Connolly, Laura Hanna, Amanda Hootman, Annabel Leventon, James Marchant, Rachael McCormick, Martin Milnes, Kelly Price, Claire Redcliffe, Robert Rees, James Russell, Gemma Sandzer, Katy Treharne.
Author Ivor Novello. Producer Neil McPherson (for the Finborough Theatre). Director Max Pappenheim. Musical Director Ross Leadbeater. Design Gregor Donnelly. Sound Edward Lewis.