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The Biograph Girl archiveFrom the composer of Half A Sixpence, a joyous musical celebration of Hollywood's glorious era of silent film - beginning in 1912 when disreputable "flickers" are shown in fleapits and no self-respecting actor will appear in them, and ending in 1927 with movies now a glamorous, multi-million dollar industry and the first talking pictures signal the doom of silent films. In a breath taking sweep of just fifteen years, the great innovative directors created filmmaking as we know it today, ground breaking movie moguls laid the foundations of the entertainment industry, and trail blazing actors launched the Hollywood star system. Weaving together the heartbreaks and triumphs of the flawed genius director D. W. Griffith and the first movie stars Lilian Gish and Mary Pickford, The Biograph Girl is a love letter to the stardust and scandals of the silent movie era. The libretto has been especially revised for this production by its original co-writer Warner Brown and includes - for the very first time - the reintroduction of songs cut from the West End premiere production.


Matthew Cavendish (Sennett), Lauren Chinery (Dorothy Gish), Joshua C Jackson (Epping), Emily Langham (Lillian Gish), Jonathan Leinmuller (D W Griffith), Sophie Linder-Lee (Mary Pickford), JasonMorell (Bitzer / Zukor), Charlie Ryall (Rose), Nova Skipp (Momma)


Book by: Warner Brown
Lyrics(s): Warner Brown, David Heneker
Music: David Heneker
Presented by: Mercurius (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre)
Director: Jenny Eastop
Musical Director: Anna Yates
Choreographer: Holly Hughes
Design: Anna Yates
Lighting: Ali Hunter

The Biograph Girl

The Biograph Girl (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T01097518270. Details of all The Biograph Girl archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S118198854

Archive Listings

22 May 18
9 Jun 18
Inner London, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive


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