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About the Show

A sung-through musical loosely based on the real-life historical figure Martin Guerre and the 1982 film, The Return of Martin Guerre.

Story: Martin Guerre, in an arranged marriage with Bertrande, is thought to be dead. Guillaume pursues her until the day Arnaud, mistaken for Martin, arrives. Bertrande knows he is not, but agrees to pretend he is for protection. The two fall in love, which prompts Guillaume to frame Martin and take him to trial. In the meantime, the real Martin arrives, and all involved attempt to right the situation in their own way.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyricist: Alain Boublil and Stephen Clark
Librettist: Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

London Premiere
Theatre: Prince Edward Theatre
Opening Night: June 10, 1996
Original Cast: Iain Glen, Juliette Caton, Rebecca Lock, Jerome Pradon, Matt Rawle, Ann Emery, Michael Matus, Sheilda Reid, Julia Sutton, Susan Jane Tanner, Martin Turner, Marcus Cunningham, Paul Leonard, Nathan Harmer, Stephanie Putson
Director: Declan Donnellan
Choreographer: Bob Avian

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