1930′s Paris. In the decadent, heady cabaret clubs of the underground scene, the girls are beautiful and the boys are too.
Destitute British soprano Victoria Grant is rescued by club singer Toddy, who has an outlandish idea…to save her flagging career by reinventing her as Count Victor Grazinski, the world’s greatest female impersonator. But when she falls for King Marchan she has a dilemma …lose her glittering career by revealing she is actually a woman or lose the man of her dreams by keeping up the charade.
An honest and moving portrayal of love, lust, sexuality and prejudice, Victor/Victoria is a darkly funny musical where nothing is quite what it seems and ‘normal’ is always extraordinary.
Featuring a soaring score by Henry Mancini, including Paris by Night, Crazy World and the iconic Le Jazz Hot.
Southwark Playhouse will be operating its usual Airline Style pricing policy with tickets at £10, £16.50 and £22.50. For Victor/Victoria the venue’s seating is being configured with cabaret-style tables placed near the stage. The price of these cabaret seats is £27.50 and will include a glass of champagne.
For Victor/Victoria Pay As You Go subscriptions can only be used for performances on 25 – 31 October 2012 inclusive. They cannot be used for Cabaret seating.
Set and Costume Designer
Danielle Tarento in association with Southwark Playhouse
Dafydd Gwyn Howells