Romance Romance opens at the Landor Theatre on 8 October

image1Full details of the cast of Theatrica Limited’s new production of Broadway musical Romance Romance, opening at the Landor Theatre on 8 October, have been revealed.

Sex, love and money: what happens when you strike the wrong balance between these three? Romance Romance is a comedic look at the many twists and turns of any romantic relationship.

Through a madcap assortment of characters, a case of mistaken identity in Vienna, an illicit affair in the Hamptons and a number of bloodthirsty insects, this charming two-part musical explores the secret ingredients of building a relationship that stands the test of time.

Emily Lynne (Vote For MeEvita), who appeared in the Landor’s production of She Loves Me, will star as Josefine/Monica, alongside Lewis Asquith (Bye Bye Birdie, Face the Music) as Alfred/Sam, Sinéad Wall (See Rock City and Other Destinations, Return of the Soldier) as Her/Barb, and recent Royal Academy of Music graduate Tom Elliot Reade as Him/Lenny in the show. The Landor’s artistic director Robert McWhir (She Loves Me, The Clockmaker’s Daughter) will direct.

Produced by Theatrica Limited (the company which also presented The Clockmaker’s Daughter) in association with the Landor Theatre, the production will run from 8–31 October.

The production was originally staged Off-Off-Broadway in 1987 at the Actor’s Outlet Theatre before transferring to Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre,. It went on to be nominated for five Tony awards in 1988 including Best Musical and Best Original Score. The two-part musical by Barry Harman and Keith Herrmann is based on a pair of short stories: Arthur Schnitzler’s The Little Comedy and Jules Renard’s Le Pain de Menage.

Musical direction will be by Inga Davis-Rutter, whose recent work includes You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Jews in Israel and then at the St James Theatre in London as well as the Union Theatre productions, Spend, Spend, Spend and Love Story.

Angela Thomas

www.landortheatre.co.uk

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