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Bel Ami- The Musical

The world premiere of Bel Ami - The Musical, from a story of Guy de Maupassant

From 11/07/2011 at 23:00 to 30/07/2011 at 23:00

Ruby In The Dust presents the world premiere of Bel Ami - The Musical (from a story of Guy de Maupassant), musical adaptation featuring original live music and songs performed by the actors on a violin, clarinet, saxophone and piano. The piece is set in fin de siècle Paris and the action unfolds in the cafes, salons and burlesque clubs.

Directed by Linnie Reedman, music and lyrics by Joe Evans and choreography by Vanessa Mildenberg, cast includes Gary Tushaw (Bel Ami) Holly Hinton, Kate Marlais, Penelope Dudley, Owen Nolan, Julie Gilby, Darren Munn, Peter Saracen, Morna Young, Matthew Crowfoot, Edward Cartwright..

The plot:

Newly arrived in Paris, penniless, impressionable Georges Du Roy is dazzled by the glamour and decadence of the 'Belle Epoque'. Desperate to be a part of this society he secures a job with the corrupt and sleazy newspaper, “La Vie Francaise”, but quickly finds himself entangled in a complicated web of women, sex and political intrigue.


At the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Rd, SE11 4DJ, south London. Subway: Kennington

Tuesday-Saturday at 7.30pm ; Sundays at 5.30pm

Event's details

  • Age group: Everyone
  • Price: £ 13, concs. £10


28/07/2011 - graham.dungey said :

Really! worse thing ive seen in a very long time!
The music was dull and repetitive, the whole thing was dull dated and tired. The actors looked bored! several of the audience left at the interval! where on earth did the 5 stars come from?

21/07/2011 - clare.grierson said : mark * * * * *

A thoroughly enjoyable evening out. An evening full surprisingly moving, emotional and at times very funny performances. Catchy songs, some very evocative indeed - that kept me and several other audience members humming both during the interval and after.
The script has it's weaknesses but the energy of the cast more than makes up for that.


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