The Tabard Theatre in West London will play host to Colette and Anita Loos’ GIGI for a limited run, from Wednesday 28th October to Saturday 21st November. Last seen in London 60 years ago, this production is directed by veteran New York and London producer/director Mark Giesser.
Paris, 1900. Bright, vivacious Gigi lives the carefree life of a schoolgirl in a family of modest means. She particularly enjoys card games with her much older friend Gaston, a wealthy playboy. But her life is a bit different from that of an ordinary 16 year old. Gigi is the next generation of a family of courtesans. Her Grandmother and Aunt Alicia, the family matriarch, are determined that Gigi will succeed where her mother failed. When Gaston notices more about Gigi than her eagerness to play cards, aunt and grandmother set their sights on an arrangement. Gigi has other ideas about her future. Will she prove as adept at romance as she is at cards?
The cast includes Daisy May as Gigi (As You Like It, Arcadia, A Christmas Carol), Richard Lynson as Gaston (Rainman; Star Wars Shortened), Pamela Miles as Alicia de St Ephlam (Pygmalio, Darker Shores, Utopia), Prue Clarke as Madame Alvarez (The Wicker Tree, Doctors, Mr Selfridge), Zoë Teverson as Andree (Alan Alda’s Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, Code of the West) and Zoë Simon as Sidonie (Alan Alda’s Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, How to Build a Better Tulip).
GIGI is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Visit www.tabardtheatre.co.uk to find out more.