Production 130 Gigi

GigiBy Colette & Anita Loos

Performed on Thu 26th to Sat 28th April 1990 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Gigi Claire Middleton
Mme. Alvarez (her grandmother) Phyllis Gray
Andree (her mother) Christine Eyden
Gaston (Tonton) Julian Gilmore
Victor (butler to Alicia) Christopher Sewell
Alicia de Ephlam (Gigi’s aunt) Stephanie Walmsley
Sidonie (maid to Mme. Alvarez) Gill Watson

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Gigi

Cast of Gigi

Back in Time for a Romance in Paris

The Guild Players turn back the clock almost a century and cross the channel to Paris for their next production, Gigi, to be presented at The Kilshawe Theatre for three nights from Thursday next. This is a presentation of the play, Gigi, and should not be confused with the musical production. As a play, it was first produced in 1956, with Leslie Caron in the title role. It is an adaptation of the famous novel by Colette, first published in 1944. For the stage version the great novelist collaborated with Anita Loos, who is best known for her novel of Hollywood, Gentleman Prefer Blondes. In The Guild Players production the role of Gigi is taken by Claire Middleton, who lives in Lloyd’s Court, Deal. Claire has appeared in numerous local productions and is well‑known as the most capable accompanist and musical director of several musical productions. She went to Dover Grammar School and is now a trainee accountant. The organist at St. John’s Church, Deal, she is also the accompanist for the popular St. John’s Singers. Julian Gilmore will play Guston, who falls in love with Gigi. Julian, of Deal Castle Road, is a literacy tutor at Deal Adult Education Centre. He has appeared on stage when at teacher training college but this is his first local appearance. Tony Sewell, a member of the family long associated with local amateur theatre, is producing Gigi. Tony lives in St. Andrew’s Road, Deal, and is a teacher at the Cartwright and Kelsey Primary School, Ash. Somewhat different from his previous appointment, which was at a teacher training college in Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan state said, by some, to be a Shangri‑La. Performances begin at 7:30pm. The Guild Players will follow this with the hit musical My Fair Lady.

Production Team

Production Team

Producer & Director Tony Sewell
Stage Managers Glenys Cresswell & Patricia Smith
Stage Assistants Prue Jamieson, Janet Hughes & Peter Sewell
Set Patrick Smith & Patricia Smith
Props Patricia Smith
Costumes Janet Hughes & Prue Jamieson
Lighting Nick Tigwell & Graham Saunders
Box Office Pam Jones & Sid Jones
Front of House Alan Cresswell, Pam Rawcliffe & Brenda Smith
Bar Ken Watson, Giff Goldfinch & Richard Sewell
Refreshments Sue Watson & Pam Jones

Gill Watson as Sidonie & Christopher Sewell as VictorChristopher Sewell as Victor & Stephanie Walmsley as Alicia de Ephlam