Leading lady Scarlett Strallen and director Matthew White will return to the Menier Chocolate Factory in November with a new production of the 1960s Broadway musical She Loves Me.
The pair who previously worked together on the Menier’s production of Candide will join forces again on the show which will run from 25 November until 5 March 2017.
Based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, with a book by Joe Masteroff and music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, She Loves Me premiered on Broadway in 1963.
With the same source material as the films The Shop Around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail, the multi award-winning She Loves Me is the romantic story of two perfume shop assistants who are each unaware that they are secret romantic pen pals.
The show’s West End premiere in 1964 was followed 30 years later by an Olivier Award-winning revival in 1994 starring Ruthie Henshall, Tracie Bennett and John Gordon Sinclair. A Broadway revival earlier this year starred Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and Zachary Levi.
West End regular Strallen (Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins) will take on the central role of Amelia in the Menier’s production which will begin previewing on 25 November ahead of a press night on 7 December.
White heads a creative team that includes music supervisor Catherine Jayes, set and costume designer Paul Farnsworth, lighting designer Paul Pyant and sound designer Greg Clarke with orchestrations by Jason Carr.
Further casting details will be announced at a later date.