A Connecticut Yankee (1993)

Music by Richard Rodgers;
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart;
Book by Herbert Fields;
Based on Mark Twain's novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

Ian Talbot's 1993 production of A Connecticut Yankee featured not only seasoned Open Air Theatre performers such as Christopher Biggins, but also new faces who were very well received such as Janie Dee and Basil Hoskins. The Independent wrote that Dee was "adorable" and Hoskins, as Arthur Pendwagon, "charmingly dim".
A Connecticut Yankee (1993)
Photo: Alastair Muir

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The Times

"It has an innocence and charm that Ian Talbot's frisky production does not betray."

Western Morning News

"This is by far the best production being staged at the Open Air Theatre this summer, matching colour with lively humour in this reqorking of Mark Twain's Story."

Financial Times

"...the show compels attention from the beginning. Not even external distractions can compete..."