Students bring off-Broadway musical and Christopher Fry revival to Leicester
The original production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change ran from 1996 to 2008 in New York, notching up more than 5,000 performances and making it the second longest running off-Broadway musical of all time. A series of sketches and songs celebrating the ups and downs of love, it has been described as "like Seinfeld set to music” and “hip antics in the age of safe sex.”
The show has been performed in more than 400 cities around the world from Barcelona to Beijing and now comes to Leicester, courtesy of LUT. The venue is the Queen’s Hall of the Percy Gee Building, doors open 7.00pm, kick off at half past.
A very different romantic comedy will be presented on 18, 19 and 20 March when LUT perform Christopher Fry’s 1948 play The Lady’s Not for Turning in the atmospheric setting of Leicester’s 14th Century Guildhall, which is almost exactly contemporaneous with the action of the play.
Once described as a cross between Shakespeare and Noel Coward, Fry's play centres around a meeting between a battle-weary soldier who wants to die and an accused with who wants to live. In its original production, it was a big hit on both sides of the Atlantic for a young John Gielgud.
Student drama has been performed at the University of Leicester since 1923. LUT are currently compiling material from old shows for an exhibition to coincide with the University’s Homecoming event on 26 June 2010.