Lady Chatterley’s Lover will be brought to life by a cast of experienced talent with new up-and-coming star Georgia Lennon playing the role of Lady Chatterley.
From composer John Robinson, with book by Phil Willmott, Lady Chatterley’s Lover is directed by the award-winning Sasha Regan with production design by Andrew Exeter and costume design by Jasmine Swan.
Lady Chatterley’s Lover starring Georgia Lennon is at The Shaftesbury Theatre 18th – 19th June 2021. Tickets are on sale here.
You’re starring in Lady Chatterley’s Lover when it comes to the West End, what can you tell us about this production?
Lady Chatterley’s Lover is a classic story that I’ve simply fallen in love with, so adapting this story for the stage has been very special. This is a musical packed with romanticism, aided by a beautiful score and book, and I hope the audience are going to love it as much as I do. We have a wonderful team of cast and creatives who have come together to create real magic. And of course, being trusted to originate the role of Lady Chatterley is definitely the most humbling feeling.
Why do you think D.H. Lawrence’s classic novel is ideal for a musical adaptation?
A musical has to have a really secure plot, and I think the drama of D.H. Lawrence’s novel makes the perfect foundation for one. We’re constantly talking about stakes in the rehearsal room, and ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ certainly has incredibly high stakes when it comes to the narrative, and this instantly develops an engaging concept that can be dramatised. The epic romanticism of the classic also welcomes some beautiful numbers, and I think we’re all a sucker for a big romantic ballad!
How would you describe the score?
The score takes you on a huge journey, there’s no doubt about that. Together, John Robinson and our Musical Director; Michael Bradley, have been able to create something really beautiful. It’s a score that I adore singing; I get real butterflies when I perform some of Lady Chatterley’s big numbers.
What are you looking forward to most about playing Lady Chatterley?
After the year that we’ve all been through, I’m just super excited to be getting on stage once again. Nothing will ever beat that feeling. And at such a beautiful theatre like the Shaftesbury, what more could I ask for!
Lady Chatterley is a character of so many different layers, and it’s been such a remarkable opportunity to learn whilst in this role. Getting to play so many different dimensions through one character, and explore my voice in so many different ways, is something that I’m looking forward to transferring from the rehearsal room to a West End stage now. Connie is also such a strong female construct and I really love that!
My favourite part of the show as Lady Chatterley is the lead up into the finale; at this point, the audience have no idea what’s going to happen within the narrative, and I find that so exciting. I get a real rush of emotion going into this last montage, and I can’t wait to share it with audiences.
How have you and co-star Michael Pickering been preparing for your roles?
Having Michael as my leading man has been really wonderful; we’re such a team. Our preparation for this show has come with a lot of trust, laughs, and we definitely rehearse our scenes on the train on the way into London every morning. I’m sure everyone thinks we’re crazy!
What would you say to anyone thinking of coming to see Lady Chatterley’s Lover?
Do it! Theatre is finally coming back, and what a perfect excuse to support the arts once again; especially new pieces of theatre. This world premiere has something in it for everyone, and with a strictly limited run, now is your chance to catch ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ at the Shaftesbury Theatre. See you there!