Drayton Arms Theatre | 16th June – 4th July
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Joseph Stein
A musical based on the film “La Femme du Boulanger” by Marcel Pagnol and Giono set to music by the composer of the blockbuster musical Wicked.
Set in 1930s rural France, this charming tale tells the story of a bickering village that has been struggling without bread since the death of its baker. When Aimable and his younger wife Genevieve arrive to re-open the bakery, the villagers think that all of their problems are over. But when Genevieve is lured away by passionate desire, it is up to all of the inhabitants to work together to put the heart – and bread – back into their community.
This delightful gem of a musical features a characteristically witty and tuneful score from composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), capturing a truly French feel, and pairing that with clever lyrics to fit the lively characters. An uplifting story of love and loaves, The Baker’s Wife is a must-see for all musical theatre fans.
“The Baker’s Wife is a musical comedy, two of my favourite things, so working on this show is a joy. The Baker’s Wife explores real emotions and problems and how they are overcome, which works so well in an intimate setting. The production team have had great fun using innovative designs and ideas to bring this fantastic show to life in the fringe theatre, The Drayton Arms.”
Elizabeth Chadwick, Producer
“I could not be more excited to bring this show to London again. It is one of Schwartz best, yet underrated scores and we hope to provide it with the perfect setting and cast. Working with Elizabeth and Kieran, and the rest of the creative team is such a joy and this will most certainly come across in the piece. I urge all Schwartz fans to see this endearing musical.”
Marc Kelly, Director
Drayton Arms Theatre | Kensington
Tuesday 16th June until Saturday 4th July
Tickets are £16, £12 (conc.) and are available from: