A love story set in Paris during the Second World War, Marguerite draws inspiration from one of the greatest of romantic novels, La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas.
Marguerite is the beautiful and notorious mistress of a high ranking German officer. Armand is a young musician half her age who falls obsessively in love with her. Their dangerous love story is played out against the background of Occupied Paris.
Marguerite opened at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to ecstatic reviews on 20th May. The story and conception is by the originators of Les Miserable, Alain Boublil and Claude - Michel Schonberg (with Jonathan Kent). Music is by Michel Legrand and lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer (the lyricist for Les Miserables)
"..the songs are an absolute joy.."
-- The London Paper, May 2008
"Everything a West End musical should be" -- Daily Mail, May 2008
"Ticks all the boxes - sublime music, a compelling story and acting of the highest order - its raises the bar for modern musicals" -- Daily Telegraph, May 2008