Plays Directory : The Merry Widow

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Franz Lehár
  • Written
    1905
  • Setting
    Paris
  • Overview
    An operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story — concerning a rich widow, Hanna Glawari, and her attempt to find a husband — on an 1861 comedy play, L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac.

    In its English adaptation by Basil Hood, with lyrics by Adrian Ross, the operetta became a sensation in London, beginning in June 1907, starring Lily Elsie and Joseph Coyne and featuring Robert Evett and Gabrielle Ray, with costumes by Lucile. It ran for 778 performances in London and toured extensively in Great Britain.[1] The English version opened in October 1907 on Broadway for another very successful run of 416 performances and played in Australia in 1908. Thereafter, it was played frequently in America and throughout the English-speaking world, and is still frequently revived in English.

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4 known characters

5 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Kevin Doherty
2018, Waiter
Millennium Forum
Lynne Kenning
2018, Lolo
Hope Mill Thetare
Savannah Kurtz
Savannah Kurtz
Stage Manager
2018, Assistant Stage Manager
Courtney Larkin
Courtney Larkin
Director
2015, Assistant Director
Wilton's Musical Hall
Simon Bolton-Gabrielsen
2015, Njegus
Wilton's Music Hall, London / Ampleforth Theatre
Carl O'Dowd
Carl O'Dowd
Actor
2015, Ensemble
National Concert Hall, Dublin
Hanne Schulpe
Hanne Schulpe
Stage Manager
2015, Stage Manager
Ryedale Festival / Wilton's Music Hall
Mark Woodford
2015, Bogdanowitsch
Danilo Antonelli
2015, Camille
Wyllots theatre
Alexandra Burgess
2015, SINGER
The Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks
Giulia Gubernati
Giulia Gubernati
Scenic Artist
2015, Assistant Set and Costume designer
Sam Hornstein
Sam Hornstein
Stage Manager
2015, Flyman
The Alexander Theatre
Tom Boucher
Tom Boucher
Electrician, Chief
2015, Lighting Designer
Susannah Gidley
2015, Anna Glawari
Sophie Lockett
Sophie Lockett
Costume Maker
2014, Wardrobe Assistant
Louisa Haggerty
2014, Jou-Jou
Abbie Pillet
Abbie Pillet
Wardrobe Supervisor
2014, Dresser and Maker
Samira Khadraoui
Samira Khadraoui
Costume Supervisor
2014, Costume Technician/ Intern
Alexa Weinzierl
Alexa Weinzierl
Production Assistant
2014, Costume Assistant/Wardrobe Supervisor
Bethan Kynaston
Bethan Kynaston
Wardrobe Assistant
2014, Wardrobe Assistant / Dresser