Following the success of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, The Landor Theatre will present Theatrica Ltd’s production of Keith Hermann and Barry English’s musical Romance, Romance, in its first London revival for 20 years.
Sex, love and money: what happens when you strike the wrong balance between these three? Romance, Romance is a comedic look at the many twists and turns of any romantic relationship.
Through a madcap assortment of characters, a case of mistaken identity in Vienna, an illicit affair in the Hamptons and a number of bloodthirsty insects, this charming two-part musical explores the secret ingredients of building a relationship that stands the test of time.
Come for the whistle-worthy music, come for the nostalgic air of star-crossed lovers. If nothing else, make sure you come for the sexual misdemeanour on a would-be romantic carriage ride.
This heart-warming show follows in the footsteps of The Landor Theatre’s hugely popular productions of She Loves Me and The Clockmaker’s Daughter (both nominated for OffWestEnd.com Awards) and teaches us, above all, to “cherish your romantic notions.”
The production was originally staged Off-Off-Broadway in 1987 at the Actor’s Outlet Theatre before transferring to Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre, directed by Barry Harman and produced by Dasha Epstein, Harve Brosten and Jay. S Bulmash. It went on to be nominated for five Tony awards in 1988 including ‘Best Musical’ and ‘Best Original Score’.
This two-part musical is based on a pair of short stories: Arthur Schnitzler’s The Little Comedy and Jules Renard’s Le Pain de Menage.
Returning to the Landor stage we have Emily Lynne as Josefine/Monica, with Lewis Asquith as her Alfred/Sam. Joining them we have Sinéad Wall as Her/Barb and Tom Elliot Reade as Him/Lenny.
Josephine / Monica Emily Lynne (Vote for Me, She Loves Me)
Alfred / Sam Lewis Asquith (Bye Bye Birdie, Face the Music)
Her/Barb Sinead Wall (See Rock City and Other Destinations, Return of the Soldier)
Him/Lenny Tom Elliot Reade (is making his Professional debut)
Produced by Theatrica Ltd. in association with The Landor Theatre
Director Robert McWhir
Musical Director Inga Davis-Rutter
Lighting Design by Richard Lambert
Design by Theatrica Ltd
Associate Producer Rob Cook
Assistant Producer Sofi Berenger
Book & Lyrics by Barry English
Music by Keith Herrmann
October 8th-31st Tuesday-Saturday 7:30pm Sunday 3pm
Box Office: 0207 737 7276
LandorTheatre.co.uk TICKETS £18/£20