Gigi (2008)

6 August – 13 September

By Lerner and Loewe
Books & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Based on a novel by Colette
As produced by Edwin Lester for the Los Angeles and San Francisco Civic Light Opera Associations and by Saint Subber for Broadway

Written by Lerner and Loewe, famed for their earlier musical My Fair Lady, Gigi had not been seen in London for over 20 years when Artistic Director Timothy Sheader chose to bring it to the Park as the first musical of his tenure. Choreographed by Olivier Award-winner Stephen Mear, and with Lisa O'Hare taking the lead, it was described at a 'theatrical gem' (Daily Mail).

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Daily Mail

"A theatrical gem”

Financial Times

"Sheader has done a good job of adapting Gigi for a modern audience... Martin is a warm and loveable Mamita... O'Hare grasps the title role with both hands, her innocence recalls that of Audrey Hepburn."

Evening Standard

"Witty, camp, extremely entertaining... brilliantly captures the whole belle epoque."


"Sheader's stylish, affectionate production works a treat... the score is a melodic, wittily literate delight."

Time Out

"Thavoris' sumptuous costumes do much to convey the splendor of La Belle Epoque."


"Sheader's production does full justice to the sly wit of Lerner's book."


"Borchert is on song in every sense as the romantic lead - extremely appealing... Martin brings warmth to an attractively understated portrayal of Mamita"