The new musical based on D.H. Lawrence’s infamous literary classic will play at the Shaftesbury Theatre for a limited time.
It has been announced that the new musical based on the novel will be playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the 18th and 19th June.
Created by composer John Robinson (Behind the Iron Mask, Duchess Theatre; Closer to the Sun, Harold Pinter
Theatre), the musical is set to feature a book by Phil Willmott (Once Upon a Time At the Adelphi; Relativity: The Einstein Musical) and will be directed by Sasha Regan (Blondel, Union Theatre; The Last Five Years, St. James Theatre). The production will also feature production design by Andrew Exeter (High Fidelity, Turbine Theatre; Scaramouche Jones, Stream.Theatre).
The impassioned tale of female agency and Lady Chatterley’s pursuit of a life more than half-
lived changed the literary landscape of Britain. Banned as scandalous erotica when first published and subject of a watershed obscenity trial, Lawrence’s 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 frenzied power in its translation to the stage.
Composer John Robinson said: ” I am thrilled to be back in the West End with my latest musical – it’s a project very close to my heart given my own roots in D.H. Lawrence country and I hope to give due justice to both the ground-breaking novel as well as the area in which it is set. By recording the show for streaming later this year we’re also guaranteeing it a fabulous future life to ensure more audiences can enjoy the work.”
Lady Chatterley’s Lover will play at the Shaftesbury Theatre on the 18th and 19th June.