The Tabard Theatre has announced the cast for the theatre’s production of Colette and Anita Loos’ Gigi, running from the 28th October until the 21st November.

Last seen in London sixty years ago, this new production is directed by Mark Giesser, whose production of Alan Alada’s Radiance was sold out during its run at the Tabard Theatre earlier this year.

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It is Paris 1900 and Gigi is lives the carefree life of a schoolgirl in a family of modest means. She loves playing card games her much older friend Gaston, a wealthy playboy. But her life is different from the normal 16 year old. Gigi is the next in a generation of a family of courtesans. Her grandmother and Aunt Alicia are determined that Gigi will succeed where her mother failed.

But when Gaston notices more about Gigi than her eagerness to play cards, aunt and grandmother come up with a different arrangement – but Gigi has other ideas….

The cast will include Daisy May (Gigi), Richard Lynson (Gaston), Pamela Miles (Alicia de St Ephlam), Prue Clarke (Mme Alvarez), Zoe Teverson (Andree) and Zoe Simon (Sidonie).

Colette’s story was originally adapted as a Broadway comedy in 1951 by Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) , which then went on to inspire the musical and film.

Sixty years on from its début West End run, the production returns to London, directed by Mark Giesser, whose previous credits include productions of Code of the West and How to Build a Better Tulip.

Gigi is on at the Tabard Theatre from the 28th October until the 21st November. Tickets are available to buy now and cost between £16 and £18 . 

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