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Connie Fisher and Alistair McGowan to Star in West End They're Playing Our Song

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Connie Fisher and Alistair McGowan
Connie Fisher
and Alistair McGowan
Connie Fisher and Alistair McGowan will star in the first major London revival of They're Playing Our Song, which will run at Southwark's Menier Chocolate Factory, July 25-September 28. It will be directed by Fiona Laird and designed by Matthew Wright with musical supervision and orchestrations by Caroline Humphris.

The musical, which features a book by Neil Simon, is based on the relationship between composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Carole Bayer Sager, who provided the music and lyrics for the piece. It had its Broadway premiere in 1979, starring Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz. The West End premiere a year later starred Tom Conti and Gemma Craven.

After shooting to fame on the BBC musical casting programme How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, Fisher won both awards and critical acclaim for her portayal of Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. A noted television impressionist, McGowan's musical credits include Merry Wives - The Musical, The Mikado, Little Shop of Horrors and Cabaret.

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