The Merry Widow just got a lot merrier thanks to some of Graeme Murphy’s magic. The feisty young lady, in her sequin-studded mourning gown – plus a fortune of £20 million - and aided by bottles of the best champagne added a refreshing sparkle to this popular operetta, which was first performed in 1905.
This tale of badly behaved spouses, seduction, true love and false is so elegantly dressed, finely sung, danced and acted with some show-stopping dance numbers and a fabulous art deco set that is brilliant lit, it’s hard to know where to start the praise.
The show is set in the tiny Balkan state of Pontevedro, which is bankrupt. The only hope of financial salvation lies in Hanna, a beautiful widow who inherited her husband’s fortune after just eight days of marriage.
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