31 October - 8 December 2012
Daddy Long Legs
31st of October 2012 – 8th of December 2012
This new musical romance from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, John Caird, has been lauded for its sheer beauty and depth of feeling, not to mention the magnificent musical score.
A crowd-pleaser for audiences from eight to eighty, Daddy Long Legs is touring the USA where it has received standing ovations at every performance. Set in the early 1900s in New England, Daddy Long Legs is the vivid account of a young orphan as she blossoms into a beautiful, intelligent and vivacious woman. An anonymous benefactor gives Jerusha Abbott an opportunity to attend college, requiring that she write to him monthly, even though he will not respond. Her letters to him paint a moving portrait of her former life in the orphanage, and the development of her mind and spirit. The lush set and costumes are by Olivier Award-winner David Farley. Daddy Long Legs won more awards than any other musical at last year’s Ovation Awards in Los Angeles.
Broadway performer Megan McGinnis comes to London to recreate her award-winning performance in the role of Jerusha Abbott, alongside Robert Adelman Hancock.
*****‘It's so well performed and staged...it should wash over even the hardest of hearts easily’ Chris Hislop, One Stop Arts
****‘Genuinely touching’ Julie Carpenter, Daily Express
****‘Totally captivating. Not for the first time, a chamber-musical proves far more fun than many a big, blowsy spectacle.’ Michael Billington, The Guardian
‘Song by song, line by line, it's beautifully done’ Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘The sparkling McGinnis...gives a superlative performance, one of the year's very best’ Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard
‘Hancock's... harmonious and emotive high notes revealing every painful pang of love, jealousy and frustration’ Kate Stanbury, Official London Theatre
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