It has been announced that Thom Southerland will direct the European premiere of The Grand Tour at the Finborough Theatre.
The show has music and lyrics by Jerry Herman with book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. Opening in 1979, The Grand Tour marked Jerry Herman’s return to Broadway after almost a decade away.
The show runs at the Finborough as part of the theatre's 20 Premières Season between Thursday 1st January and Saturday 21st February 2015. It is produced by Danielle Tarento,
France, 1940. Jacobowsky, a Polish Jewish intellectual, has been one step ahead of the Nazis for years. Stjerbinsky, an aristocrat, anti semitic Polish colonel is desperately trying to get to England. Jacobowsky has purchased a car he doesn’t know how to drive. The Colonel knows how to drive, but has no car.
When the two meet at a Paris hotel, they agree to join forces in order to escape the approaching Nazis. Together with the Colonel’s girlfriend, Marianne, they begin their perilous journey on the road to freedom. Featuring one of Jerry Herman’s most engrossing and heartfelt scores, The Grand Tour finds beauty, light and humour in one of history’s darkest hours.
Cast and Creatives to be announced.