The Fantasticks

Duchess Theatre
Catherine Street, London, England 0
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Directed by Amon Miyamoto, a new production of this much-loved musical will invigorate and illuminate the show with fresh visual, emotional and musical energy. The Fantasticks tells an allegorical story, loosely based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand, concerning two neighboring fathers who put up a wall between their houses to ensure that their children fall in love, because they know children always do what their parents forbid. After the children do fall in love, they discover their fathers' plot and each goes off and experience the world. Finally they return to each other and the love they had, having learned from the world to recognize their true feelings. Elements of the musical are drawn from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, its story winding its way through Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream as well as Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore and Rostand's play. Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt's classic score features titles including "Much More," "I Can See It" and the instantly familiar "Try To Remember."

NEWS

West End Revival of The Fantasticks to Close on June 26 - Jun 14, 2010

Amon Miyamoto to Direct West End Production of The Fantasticks - Nov 6, 2009

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