Thursday 24 April 2008

News: Gone With the Wind Musical Opens

On paper, it would seem like an easy sell. At a time when musicals are experiencing a popular renaissance on prime time television, how could an adaptation of one of the bestselling novels and biggest grossing films of all time fail? Given that Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind has long supported a veritable industry of commerical spin offs, surely there's room for one more? And yet, it looks like the latest attempt to put the novel on the stage might not be open for long. Yesterday was press night for the Trevor Nunn directed adaptation, written and composed by first-timer Margaret Martin. The reviews are in, and they're not pretty. Worse, they're dragging out the puns :

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