Wednesday, November 13

Meet Me In St Louis Opens at the Landor in December

The Landor Theatre are presenting the UK Premiere of Broadway musical Meet Me In St Louis which will play from Wednesday 11th December (press night 16th December) to 18th January 2014.

Based on the 1944 MGM motion picture starring Judy Garland, it is the story of The Smiths, who are a well-to-do suburban family living in turn of the century Midwestern St Louis. The city is about to host the World’s Fair, a spectacular exhibition on a scale never before seen, and the Smiths are preparing to celebrate its arrival.

Meanwhile, sisters Esther and Rose are dreaming of romance. Esther is in love with the boy next door, whilst Rose is awaiting a phone call in which she hopes to be proposed to. However, their father Alonzo is unexpectedly beckoned to New York with the offer of a promotion and the Smith’s are suddenly arranging to move away from St Louis; an uprooting that threatens to indelibly change their lives forever.

Meet Me in St Louis features numbers including The Boy Next Door, The Trolley Song and the timeless classic Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. The film was directed by Vincente Minnelli, who was first introduced to Judy Garland on set and later married her. The film was later adapted for the stage and premiered on Broadway in 1989.

Meet Me in St. Louis has music and lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, and a book by Hugh Wheeler. It is directed by Robert McWhir with choreography by Robbie O'Reilly, design by Francisco Rodriguez-Weil and lighting design by Richard Lambert.

Casting will be announced shortly.

Tickets for Meet Me In St Louis

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