Everybody needs a classic story of true love at Christmastime and Sheffield Crucible are set to deliver just that. She Loves Me is a glorious romantic comedy musical certain to warm the chilliest of winter evenings.
From the writer of Cabaret and the songwriters of Fiddler on the Roof, the story is based on the story that inspired You’ve Got Mail, the charming 1998 romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks.
A glorious romantic comedy musical certain to warm the chilliest of winter evenings.
Set in a picturesque Hungarian town at Christmas, warring colleagues Amalia and Georg work in a parfumerie together. Although they remain at odds on the shop floor, the two characters unknowingly do share some common ground. Amalia and George have both answered a lonely hearts advert and now are driven by the anonymous letters they exchange – both unaware of the identity of their true loves. Counting down the shopping days until Christmas the scent of love is certainly in the air at this parfumerie…
With a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, She Loves Me is based on Miklós László’s 1937 play Parfumerie, which inspired the feature film, You’ve Got Mail. Directed by Sheffield Theatres artistic director Robert Hastie, Alex Young (Carousel, English National Opera and Follies, National Theatre) takes on the role of Amalia Balash and Olivier Award-winning performer David Thaxton plays Georg Nowack ( Passion, Donmar Warehouse and The Phantom of the Opera, Her Majesty’s Theatre). The impressive casting line-up also includes Kaisa Hammerlund, Adèle Anderson, Lewis Cornay, Andy Coxon, Marc Elliot and Karl Seth.
Sheffield Crucible has hit the jackpot with the revival of this gloriously festive musical.
We think Sheffield Crucible has hit the jackpot with the revival of this wondrously festive musical. A charming story of true love blooming where you least expect it – in the chaos of Christmas shopping – and although the twist is no huge reveal, the songs in this musical are a real treat.