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Performance

VenueCambridge Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From5th September 2000
Opened26th September 2000
To1st September 2001
WhenMon-Sat 19:45, Wed/Sat Mat 15:00
PricesFrom £10.00. To £37.50.
What is currently on at Cambridge Theatre (V385)

The Beautiful Game

The Beautiful GameT1112837038
BELFAST, 1969. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Ben Elton's new musical is the story of ordinary people in an extraordinary situation. As the sixties draw to a close, life is just beginning for a group of teenagers. Amongst them are Father O'Donnel's football team including Del and John who both have enough talent to make it big. Their girlfriends, Mary and Christine are dreaming about what to do with their lives and worrying about the way their world is changing. Yearning for a time when they can live and love in peace, they all learn that to escape from bigotry and intolerance will take all the courage they can muster. Winner of Critics' Circle Award 2000 for Best Musical.
Book by Ben Elton
Lyrics Ben Elton
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber


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Production details

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USER: Supanet (08Aug01): It's rare that a musical tackles such a serious and controversial issue, and its a refreshing change. The voices are fantastic and Ben Eltons's score extremely sharp and incisive. The other terrific aspect of the production is the on-stage evolution of the leading character's personalities. Well written and composed, superby sung and acted, and wonderful choreography, make this a must see.
USER: Travelocity (20Jun01): The worst I've ever seen I left in the interval

Company

Director Robert Carsen
Choreographer Meryl Tankard
Design Michael Levine
Lighting Jean Kalman
Costume Joan Bergin
Sound Martin Levan
Director Kennedy Aitchison (music)
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber (orchestration)
Music David Cullen (orchestration)
Producer The Really Useful Company
Performer Jamie Golding (Daniel)
Performer Michael Shaeffer (Thomas)
Performer Alex Sharpe (Bernadette)
Performer Hannah Waddingham (Christine)
Performer Josie Walker (Mary)
Performer Jenna Boyd
Performer Shonagh Daly
Performer Ben Heathcote
Performer Michele Hooper
Performer Simon Humphrey
Performer David Lyons
Performer Grant Murphy
Performer Diane Pilkington
Performer Greta Rochford
Performer Andrew Spillet
Performer Alessandro Splendore
Performer Paul Tarling
Performer Frank Grimes (Father O'Donnell)
Performer Dale Meeds (Ginger)
Performer David Shannon (John)
Performer Ben Goddard (Del)
Performer Jonathan Ball
Performer Michael Bernardin
Performer Keith Bookman
Performer Sally Bourne
Performer James Bowden
Performer Kevin Cregan
Performer Nic Greenshields
Performer Mark Hilton
Performer Christopher Key
Performer Kelly O'Leary
Performer Hannah Tollman

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