The Lady or the Tiger
BY MICHAEL RICHMOND & NOLA YORK
16 December 2009 — 13 February 2010
This show is very special for the Orange Tree. We produced it in the summer of 1975. It packed the room above the pub and, in the days before advanced booking, created queues of 100s up Clarence Street and into Parkshot. We brought it back for Christmas. It transferred into the West End. We revived it in 1989. The time has come to produce it in the theatre.
The king of a semi-barbaric kingdom builds a new arena. He needs a big event to open with. When his search bears fruit it causes heartache for the beautiful princess.
The music and lyrics, written by the same team who wrote Wild Wild Women, are stunning.