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Newbury Spring Festival presents...

A Man of No Importance

Thursday 21st May 2020, Corn Exchange

Full Price £10 / Free for under-25s

A tender and beautifully woven tale of love, friendship and acceptance.

By the same Tony Award writers of Lucky Stiff (Chichester Festival Company 2019) – Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) – the musical A Man of No Importance is based on the 1994 Albert Finney film of the same title, which was, in its turn, based on Oscar Wilde’s play A Woman of No Importance.

With a book by Tony Award playwright Terrence McNally (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Rink) the musical embraces many taboos of Irish Catholic society in an honest, touching and joyful score.

A Man of No Importance
is a rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, combining the depth and drama of a play with the lyricism and comedy of a musical.

  • “University of Chichester students were outstanding!”
    Theatre Royal Winchester
  • “Exceptional! I couldn’t believe I was seeing this in Bognor!”
    Bognor Regis Observer
  • “Fantastic show! Musically perfect along with punchy dance routines and acting fit for the West End.”
    Edinburgh Fringe

Duration: 2 hours (ends approx 9.30pm)

Sponsored by Claude Michel Schonberg, Mr and Mrs David Dinkeldein and The Eranda Foundation

Conductor / Performers

University of Chichester Musical Theatre Festival Company
Miranda Kingsley director
Stuart Hutchinson musical director
Wendy White choreographer
Ryan Laight set and costume designer