A new musical adaptation of the infamous Lady Chatterley’s Lover is set to arrive in the West End for a world premiere. The production will take place at the Shaftesbury Theatre from Friday 18 to Saturday 19 June.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is adapted from D. H. Lawrence’s literary classic and crafted by composer John Robinson, reenergising the tale for a new audience.
The world premiere will also be filmed to stream later in the year before future live performances.
The story is an impassioned tale of female agency and Lady Chatterley’s pursuit of a life more than half-lived. Banned as scandalous erotica when first published and subject of a watershed obscenity trial, the text caused outrage – not just because of the expletives and explicit sexual relationship, but because it presented a physical relationship that traversed social class divides.
This intense and fiery classic will find new power in its translation to the stage.
It will be directed by the award-winning Sasha Regan (Pirate’s of Penzance) with an original libretto by Phil Willmott, production design by Andrew Exeter, orchestrations by Bjorn Dobbelaere, lighting by Nic Farman, movement by Chris Whittaker and musical direction by Michael Bradley.
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