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Matthew Kelly in Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, playing at the Gielgud theatre (photo: Tristram Kenton)

Lend Me A Tenor The Musical

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About the Show Less...

A riotous, unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and unexpected romance set in an Ohio opera house. Read More >

Lend Me A Tenor The Musical is set in Ohio in 1934, where the failing Grand Opera Company is about to be saved by the arrival of the world’s greatest tenor Tito Merelli.

When he is unexpectedly incapacitated, it falls to the director’s meek assistant to find a replacement, a task made more difficult by a scheming soprano, a tenor-struck ingénue, a jealous wife and the Cleveland Police department.

Lend Me A Tenor The Musical is described as a riotous, unpredictable explosion of mistaken identities and unexpected romance and transfers to the Gielgud theatre following its successful 2010 run at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Matthew Kelly (Sign Of The Times, Of Mice And Men, Comedians) will star as Henry Saunders, alongside Damian Humbley, Michael Matus and Sophie-Louise Dann.

Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, which features a book and lyrics by Peter Sham and music by Brad Carroll, is directed by former Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre Artistic Director Ian Talbot and features choreography by the Tony Award-nominated Randy Skinner.

For more about Lend Me A Tenor The Musical at the Gielgud theatre read the First Night Feature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 2/06/2011

Opening Night: 15/06/2011

Closing Night: 6/08/2011

Running time: 2h25

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Cast & Creative


Matthew Kelly, Damian Humbley, Michael Matus, Sophie-Louise Dann, Joanna Riding, Cassidy Janson, Gay Soper, Jane Quinn, Michelle Bishop, Jemma Alexander, Karen Aspinall, Natasha J. Barnes, Nick Butcher, Kelly Chinery, Sharon Eckman, Daniel Farrow, Andrew Keelan, Kara Lane, Connor McAllister, Haydn Oakley, Stephen Oliver-Webb, Ryan Pidgen, Jeremy Secomb, Emma Sewell, John Stacey, Robert Traynor, Michelle White


Director - Ian Talbot

Producer - Martin Platt and David Elliott, in association with Eileen & Allen Anes

Designer - Paul Farnsworth

Choreographer - Randy Skinner

Lighting Designer - Tim Mitchell

Sound - Terry Jardine & Nick Lidster

Lyrics By - Peter Sham

Music By - Brad Carroll

About Gielgud Theatre

Shaftesbury Avenue, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6AR

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