March 2008: Marguerite – A New Musical

Marguerite is the World Première of a collaboration between Alain Boublil, Claude-Michel Schönberg, Michel Legrand, Herbert Kretzmer and Jonathan Kent. It is the finale of the inaugural season of the Theatre Royal Haymarket Company. Performances begin at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London on May 7, with the official opening night on May 20, and it will run there until November 1.

A love story set in Paris during the Second World War, Marguerite draws inspiration from one of the greatest romantic novels, La Dame Aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. Marguerite is the beautiful and notorious mistress of a high ranking German officer, Otto. Armand is a young musician, half her age, who falls obsessively in love with her. Their dangerous love story is played out against the background of Occupied Paris.

Ruthie Henshall is playing the title role, with Julian Ovenden as Armand and Alexander Hanson as Otto.

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