Cast announced for The Baker’s Wife revival in London

The Baker's Wife poster

A revival of The Baker’s Wife musical is coming to London in 2024!

The Baker’s Wife is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Joseph Stein. The show is based on the 1938 French film La Femme du Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono.

The show will run at The Menier Chocolate Factory, opening on 17 July, with previews from 6 July, and runs until 14 September.

Those on the cast are Bobbie Chambers (Niece), Mark Extance (The Teacher), Josefina Gabrielle (Denise), Jack Gardner (Philippe), Hana Ichijo (Niece), Lucie Jones (Genevieve) Michael Matus (The Marquis), Robyn Rose (Niece), Clive Rowe (The Baker), David Seadon-Young (Antoine), Matthew Seadon-Young (Priest), Joaquin Pedro Valdes(Dominique), Sutara Gayle (Therese), Bart Lambert (Ensemble), Norman Pace (Claude), Liam Tamne (Barnaby), David Pendlebury (Ensemble), Annabelle Williams (Ensemble) and Finty Williams (Hortense).

Fresh from his critically acclaimed opening of The Heart of Rock and Roll on Broadway, Gordon Greenberg directs the new production.

The musical revolves around a small French village where the residents rely on their daily bread from the village bakery. When the baker’s wife, Genevieve, leaves him for a younger man, the baker loses his will to bake, leaving the villagers without their beloved bread. The villagers then take it upon themselves to reunite the baker and his wife, as they recognize the importance of love and community.

The Baker’s Wife initially faced challenges on its journey to Broadway. It had a troubled out-of-town tryout period, and the original Broadway-bound production closed after only a few previews.

However, following its West End premiere in 1989, the show has since gained a cult following and has been successfully revived in various productions around the world.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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