Monday, July 1, 2013


Met the lovely Fiona Fullerton after the show
Have attended many shows over the last few months, but have been so busy to update as much as I would like.. Back in March I was thrilled to pop over to London to catch the wonderful musical 'Dear World' which played for a limited run at the intimate Charing Cross theatre. 
With Betty after the show...
Originally opening in 1969 on Broadway, written by Jerry Herman and starring Angela Lansbury, 'Dear World' has not been staged in many years. Bringing together Broadway legend Betty Buckley and equally legendary choreographer / director Gillian Lynne, this revival was a truly magical production. Staged at the intimate surroundings of the Charing Cross theatre, I found the show captivating as was the exceptional cast lead by the always sensational Betty Buckley. Popular star of the British stage and screen Paul Nicholas played the role of the Sewerman and portrayed the charming scallywag with ease.
Set in post war Paris 1945, Betty portrays the scatty but sensitive Countess Aurelia, who is seen as a madwoman but far from it! After a corporation discovers oil under the streets of Paris, the Countess, with her friends and the staff of the Café Francis, concoct a plan to foil their scheme and save her home and the beauty of the city from corporate greed.

Although the stage of the Charing Cross is very small, it most suited the production as it gave the intimate feel that Jerry Herman invisaged when he wrote the piece. The show only played a limited run and it was a shame that the hoped for West End transfer never happened, but I was thrilled to see the show and how wonderful it was....

With Betty & Gillian after the show..

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