Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Martin Guerre Musical Review And Interview…..
Martin Guerre is one of the best musicals ever, but despite international acclaim, the show did not become a classic.
Martin Guerre, a French peasant of the 16th century, was at the center of a famous case of imposture. Several years after he had left his wife, child, and village, a man claiming to be Guerre reappeared.
He lived with Guerre’s wife and son for three years. The false Martin Guerre was eventually suspected of the impersonation.
Alex went to meet Stephen in Nottingham……
He was tried, discovered to be a man named Arnaud du Tilh, and executed. The real Martin Guerre had returned during the trial. The case continues to be studied and dramatized to this day.
Stephen Weller is a leading musical theatre actor who has Starred in The Producers, Woman In White & Scrooge. He was one of the Stars of the touring production of Martin Guerre. This tremendous play was a big hit in the 90 in the West End and across the UK.
Martin Guerre is a two-act musical with a book by Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil, lyrics by Alain Boublil, Edward Hardy and Stephen Clark, and music by Claude-Michel Schönberg.
Written in the operatic style similar to the creative team’s previous efforts, Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, the bulk of the show is sung-through, with little spoken dialogue between the musical numbers. It failed to match the box office success of its two predecessors
Recorded 2004 by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio