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Cost £15 (£12 concessions)
Tel020 8932 4747
From the writers of 'The Fantasticks' comes the UK premiere of a musical about the writer of 'Gigi' and 'Cheri'.

Book & Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt

Imperial Productions is proud to present the UK premiere of Colette Collage, a dark and bewitching musical based on the life of the infamous French author, Colette. Penned by the authors of the long-running off-Broadway smash hit The Fantasticks, Colette Collage explores the life, loves and losses of this grande dame of French culture, from her seduction by renowned raconteur and author Willy at seventeen to her death, marked by the first ever state funeral for a woman, at eighty.

The show tells the tale of a fascinating woman, "a mass of contradictions", who has been called the most truly liberated woman of the twentieth century and yet was dominated, manipulated and humiliated by the first two of her three husbands. Through beautiful melodies and haunting lyrics, we see the three ages of Colette, as she progresses from innocent country girl to Parisienne elite and author of over seventy books, plays, operas and films, including Gigi, later the classic Lerner and Loewe musical.

A sparkling cast of eleven featuring television star Sally Knyvette (Jenna in 'Blake's Seven' and Kate Sugden in 'Emmerdale') and West End star David Alder ('High Society', 'Scrooge', 'She Loves Me', 'Annie', 'Me & My Girl' and 'Les Miserables') is helmed by director David Phipps-Davis, returning to the Barons Court Theatre following his acclaimed productions of 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Silence! The Musical' and 'The Way of the World'.
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Imperial Productions
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Zoe Nicole Adkin
David Alder
Richard Chatwin
Monsieur Bouparthius

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