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001 Jerry Springer: The Opera (Original)
Joué durant  5 mois - National Theatre - Lyttelton Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

87 représentations devant 70158 spectateurs

Première preview: mer 09 avril 2003
Première: mardi 29 avril 2003
Dernière: mar 30 septembre 2003


Metteur en scène:
Stewart Lee •  
Chorégraphe:
Jenny Arnold •  
Avec:

Michael Brandon (Jerry Springer), Alison Jiear (Chantel/Eve), David Dedella (Warm-up Man/Satan), Wills Morgan (Montel/Jesus), Marcus Cunningham (Chucky/Adam), Valda Aviks (Zandra/Mary), Benjamin Lake (Dwight/God), Aally Bourne (Andrea/Archangel Michael), 

Commentaire:

This was Nicholas Hytner’s first show as the new artistic director of the Royal National Theatre, and it seemed to herald a new era, very different from Trevor Nunn’s series of American musicals’ “golden oldies”.
It had been rewritten and enlarged from earlier “fringe” versions at the Edinburgh Festival and the BAC, and proved to be hugely controversial. The clash of high operatic music and big choral parodies with scatological lyrics about whores, crack, and junkies made some critics compare it to a modern day “Beggar’s Opera”. A nearly naked Jesus admitting to being “a bit gay”, a plump glam-rock God descending on a golden swing singing “It Ain’t Easy Being Me”, and Jesus and Satan performing a baroque duet caused some critics to scream blasphemy. Adam and Eve and the Holy Virgin appearing as guest artists on the Jerry Springer TV chat-show made some critics respond enthusiastically to the satire on the cheap values of modern society. The show won four Olivier Awards including Best Musical.  (plus) 

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002 Jerry Springer: The Opera (West End Transfer)
Joué durant  1 an 3 mois 1 semaine - Cambridge Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)

Première preview: mar 14 octobre 2003
Première: lundi 10 novembre 2003
Dernière: sam 19 février 2005


Metteur en scène:
Stewart Lee •  
Chorégraphe:
Jenny Arnold •  
Avec:

David Soul (Jerry Springer), Guy Porritt (Steve), David Bedella (Warm-Up Man / Satan), Benjamin Lake (Dwight / God), Carrie Ellis (Peaches / Baby Jane), Claire Platt (Zandra / Irene / Mary), Ryan Molloy (Tremont / Angel Gabriel), Leon Craig (Montel / Jesus), Annabelle Williams (Andrea / Archangel Michael), Alison Jiear (Shawntel / Eve), Christopher Key (Chucky / Adam), Edward Baruwa (Dwayne Wayne), Dale Branston (Carlo Collins), Leroy Charlery (Bouncer, Ziggy Washington), Jason Griffiths (Michael Melikidse), Kiara Jay (Courtney Taylor), Trevor Jary (Drea Curtis), Nicole Joy-Fraser (Ariana Kostopoulos), Ruby King (Mercedes Serenity Jones), Kirsty Malpass (Tamera James), Elen Mon Wayne (Samantha Brown), Aoife Nally (Val Rosenthal), David O'Dell (Gilbert Nixon White), Johan Pearson (Bouncer, Tony Johnson), Andrew Playfoot (Marlon Jackson III), Verity Quade (Laurie Rae Johnson), Jeremy Secomb (Waylon Wasowski), Phillip Sutton (Elder F. Lower), Stephanie Tavernier (Teresa Jackson), Phong Truong (Elvis Chang), Elin Wyn Lewis (Tania Lee), Adriano Agostino (Earnest Diggle), Richard Alliston (Brett Monroe), John Coates (Dustin Summers), Jenny Dale (Betsy-Lou Danvers), Tania Mathurin (Letitia Moesha Jackson), Scott Monello (Bobby Jetson), Nicola Rutherford (Lorie Tyler), Gayle Telfer Stevens (Stella Eleanor Jefferson), Karen O Novak (Jerrycam Sequence Dancer) 

Commentaire:

This was Nicholas Hytner’s first show as the new artistic director of the Royal National Theatre, and it seemed to herald a new era, very different from Trevor Nunn’s series of American musicals’ “golden oldies”.
It had been rewritten and enlarged from earlier “fringe” versions at the Edinburgh Festival and the BAC, and proved to be hugely controversial. The clash of high operatic music and big choral parodies with scatological lyrics about whores, crack, and junkies made some critics compare it to a modern day “Beggar’s Opera”. A nearly naked Jesus admitting to being “a bit gay”, a plump glam-rock God descending on a golden swing singing “It Ain’t Easy Being Me”, and Jesus and Satan performing a baroque duet caused some critics to scream blasphemy. Adam and Eve and the Holy Virgin appearing as guest artists on the Jerry Springer TV chat-show made some critics respond enthusiastically to the satire on the cheap values of modern society. The show won four Olivier Awards including Best Musical.  (plus) 

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