UK Season 2007

Can-Can (1953)

April 1,8,15,22,29, 2007

Music & lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Abe Burrows

Unlike all of the extensively rewritten revivals and completely reinvented film version, these performances return to the original material. The brilliant score includes It's All Right With Me, I Love Paris, I Am In Love and C'Est Magnifique.

Gwen Verdon & Hans Conried in the original 1953 production Can-Can
(courtesy of The Cole Porter Music & Literary Trust)

Around The World (1946)

June 10,17,24 & July 1,8, 2007

Music & Lyrics: Cole Porter
Book: Orson Welles

Orson Welles's only attempt to write, direct and star in a lavish Broadway musical. Labelled 'Wellesapoppin' by one critic, Around The World has a sprightly score by Cole Porter. None of this work has been heard since 1946.

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue,
London EC1R 4TN