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MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 17th July - "Irma La Douce"

Rob Morrison's next Musical Theatre Melodies broadcast on Tuesday, 17th July at 9 p.m. will feature a 60th Anniversary tribute to the original London production of Marguerite Monnot, Julian More, David Heneker and Monty Norman’s Irma La Douce, (based on the original book and lyrics by Alexandre Breffort), from the 1958 London cast recording starring Elizabeth Seal, Keith Michell and Clive Revill, with Julian Orchard, Harry Goodier, William Thorburn, John East, Howard Short, David Evans, Frank Olegario, Gary Raymond and Ronnie Barker; plus the Overture and an additional song from the 1960 Broadway cast recording.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical (via Skype from London) by British Musical Theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

The programme with conclude with a selection of songs from the French production of Irma with original 1956 Parisian cast member Colette Renard, plus studio cast recordings by Zizi Jeanmaire, Roland Petit, Luc Davis and Les Quartre Barbus.

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