WHAT IS THE GO-BETWEEN ABOUT?
Leo Colston is a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair. The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeply moving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever.
MICHAEL CRAWFORD RETURNS TO THE LONDON STAGE
Michael Crawford is best known for his creation of the role of The Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera, a role which won him awards internationally. Michael created the role of Frank Spencer in Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, and appeared as Barnum in Barnum and as The Wizard in the recent revival of The Wizard Of Oz at the London Palladium. In The Go-Between Michael Crawford will play Leo Colston.
WHO WROTE THE GO-BETWEEN?
The Go-Between’s composer/lyricist is Richard Taylor, who most recently composed Flowers For Mrs Harris, the world premiere of which is to be given at Sheffield Crucible Theatre. The production is directed by Roger Haines (The Girls, by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth) having been adapted by David Wood (Olivier Award-winning Goodnight Mister Tom), who is also the co-lyricist.
I RECOGNISE THE STORY!
The Go-Between was filmed in 1971 with a screenplay by Harold Pinter, and there was an adaptation by the BBC last year.
THE GO-BETWEEN CAST
Leo Colston – Michael Crawford
Marian – Gemma Sutton
Ted – Stuart Ward
Mrs Maudsley – Issy Van Randwyck
Mr Maudsley – Julian Forsythe
Trimingham – Stephen Carlile
Denys – Silas Wyatt-Barke
Stanton/Leo’s Mother/ Eulalie – Jenni Bowden
John Addison, Luka Green, William Thompson, Johnny Evans Hutchinson, Archie Stevens, Matty Norgren, Samuel Menhinick, Jane Quinn, Jessica Duncan, Robert Traynor, Michael Colbourne.
THE GO-BETWEEN CREATIVE TEAM
Music and lyrics by Richard Taylor
Book and lyrics by David Wood
Based on the novel by L P Hartley
Director Roger Haines