I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle
I Capture the Castle based on the novel by Dodie Smith Book and lyrics Teresa Howard music Steven Edis

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Open Air Theatre Regents Park

On 14th August I am going to see Gigi at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park. Steve has arranged the music for this wonderful old musical, which includes numbers like "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" and "I remember it well" .  The book and lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner and music is by Frederick Loewe.  It is based on a novel by Colette, the French novelist whose real name was Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette - pictured here.   Colette had no boundaries where love was concerned and happily flaunted her bi-sexuality in front of the shocked Edwardians. 

Gigi stars Lisa O'Hare in the title role, who has recently been playing Maria in The Sound of Music.

If you have never been to the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park, then you have missed a treat.  It is a magical setting for theatre and no wonder they often do Shakespeare there, it was made for it!  People either bring a picnic or eat in the fantastic restaurant.  I am usually found hugging a jug of Pims and laughing much too loudly in the second Act!

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