Friday, October 16

Clare Burt to star in Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

Clare Burt (theatre credits are COMPANY and INTO THE WOODS at the Donmar, LONDON ROAD at the National, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, GIRLFRIENDS, THE HIRED MAN, CATS, ASPECTS OF LOVE and PASSION in the West End) will play the title role in Mrs Harris Goes to Paris, a musical based on the Paul Gallico novel about a charlady who has designs on changing her life at the Crucible in Sheffield as part of the company’s new season from 18th May to 4th  June 2016, press night is 23 May).

It’s London 1947. Mrs Harris spends every day cheerfully cleaning for her clients. She wants for nothing. Or so she thinks… One day, she happens upon something that takes her breath away – a Christian Dior dress. And something deep within her awakens. She sets out on an unthinkable quest to have a Dior dress of her own. On her incredible journey, Mrs Harris realises that she can finally let go of her past.

The novel was adapted as a 1992 TV movie, starring Angela Lansbury, Diana Rigg, and Omar Sharif. Daniel Evans will direct the production, created by Richard Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff. Also in the creative team are designer Lez Brotherston, musical director Tom Brady and casting director Charlotte Sutton.

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