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Phoenix Theatre from 16 November

"In 1982, when I was auditioning for Cats in New York, I heard a thrilling song called 'Meadowlark'.

Four years later, back in New York to present Starlight Express and Les Miserables I heard it again; and a haunting ballad called 'Where is the Warmth' and another called 'If I Have to Live Alone'.

Each time I asked where these beautiful songs came from, the answer was the same, from THE BAKER'S WIFE. And only then did I find out that this musical play had never been performed either on Broadway or in London's West End.

My fascination for the score has refused to go away; and so now I am not only directing but also producing the show in London this autumn.

THE BAKER'S WIFE has a book by Joe Stein who is the author of Fiddler on the Roof and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz who wrote Godspell and Pippin.

Many of my collaborators on Cats, Les Miserables and Nicholas Nickleby will be working with me, including John Napier (design) and David Hersey (lighting).

THE BAKER'S WIFE is based on a classic film comedy by Marcel Pagnol set in a remote Provencal village in the 1930s.

The pretty young wife of the local baker runs away from home, and a young man from the village is also found to be missing ...

It all begins as a great laugh, but by the end of the story, the whole population of the village agree, their lives will never be the same again".

Trevor Nunn


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