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Umbrellas of Cherbourg

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  • Booking From:
  • 05-Mar-2011
  • Booking Until:
  • 01-Oct-2011
  • Running Time:
  • To Be Confirmed
  • Genre:
  • Musicals

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Umbrellas of Cherbourg Tickets

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is suitable for audiences aged 8 and upwards.

Based on the acclaimed film, this new stage version from Kneehigh Theatre stars Joanna Riding.

Twenty year old French auto mechanic Guy Fouchier has fallen in love with 17-year-old Genevieve Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic umbrella shop.


On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Genevieve vow to remain lovers.

After discovering she is carrying Guy's child she must choose between waiting for his return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.

The critically acclaimed classic film The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, directed by Jacques Demy, was released in 1964 starring a 19 year old Catherine Deneuve.

The film went on to be nominated for five Academy Awards and then won the 1964 Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. The Academy Award nominated I Will Wait for You, one of the songs featured in the film, has subsequently been recorded by many artists including Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and Liza Minnelli.

Evenings: Evenings at 8pm
Matinees: Matinees at 3pm
Theatre Venue: Gielgud Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
Seating Plan: Seating Plan
Google Map: Google Location Map

The Gielgud Theatre is a West End theatre, located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster, London, at the corner of Rupert Street. The house currently has 889 seats on three levels.

Written:Jacques Demy
Music:Michel Legrand
Director:Emma Rice
Casts:

Joanna Riding as Madame Emery
Meow Meow as Lola
Carly Bawden as Genevieve
Andrew Durand as Guy
Gareth Charlton as Sailor
Cynthia Erivo as Madelaine
Dominic Marsh as Cassard
Aki Omoshaybi as Sailor
Laura Brydon (ensemble)
Matt Wilman (ensemble)