Alces Productions presents
original stage play
by Colette and
Directed by Mark Giesser
Paris, 1900. Gigi lives the carefree life of a schoolgirl particularly enjoying
card games with her much-older friend Gaston, a
wealthy playboy. But her background is that of a
family of courtesans. When Gaston notices more about
Gigi than her eagerness to play cards, her aunt and
grandmother set their sights on an arrangement
although Gigi has other ideas about her future. Will
she prove as adept at romance as at cards?
Colette’s classic story was adapted as a Broadway
comedy in 1951 by Anita Loos (Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes), which then inspired the film and stage
musicals. This original version of Gigi debuted in
the West End in 1956.
It returns to the professional London stage under
the direction of Mark Giesser, whose production of
Alan Alda’s Radiance played a box office record
setting run at the Tabard earlier this year.
Click here for an article on Gigi at the Tabard
from The Independent on Sunday 18 October 2015