Martin Guerre reboot awaits Cameron Mackintosh green light
A reworked version of the Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg musical Martin Guerre has moved a step closer to a West End return.
Speaking to The Stage after the Les Miserables 30th anniversary celebrations, composer Schonberg said a new version of the show, first staged in London in 1996, had been completed.
“Martin Guerre is ready. Alain just needs to meet with Cameron [Mackintosh] and spend a full day with him to listen to the new version. Once we find time with Cameron, it’s okay [to go],” he revealed.
The Stage first revealed in 2013 that Boublil and Schonberg were rewriting the musical.
Martin Guerre originally opened in London in 1996, and closed in 1998. An extensively rewritten version of the musical later opened at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and in 2007 the Watermill Theatre in Newbury staged a revival.
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