Monday, 15 October 2012, 1:00PM
Museum of London

West End Theatre in China

David Lightbody

In June 2011 the first ever Mandarin language production of a first class musical opened in Shanghai to an ecstatic reaction from audiences, the Press and some might say most importantly, the Government.  The Chinese version of Mamma Mia! has broken new ground, bringing London's West End to the Chinese population in their own language.  As the newest world market for West End theatre what does the success of Mamma Mia! say about opportunities in China for British theatre and what does an appetite for West End productions say about modern China?

This is the third in a series of four 'Mondays at One' lectures on The Theatre in London. Other lectures in this series are as follows:
    London Theatre: Past Glories, Today’s Success and Tomorrow’s Opportunities
    Is Theatre History? The Alternative Explosion
    The Future of London Theatre

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Executive Producer, Mamma Mia! China

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15 October 2012

West End Theatre in China
David Lightbody

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