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NAPOLEON Music by Timothy Williams; Lyrics by Andrew Sabiston. Elgin Theatre, Toronto - 23 March 1994 Shaftesbury Theatre, London - 17 October, 2000 - 3 February, 2001 (127 perfs) Director: Francesca Zambello Decor: Michael Yeargan Costumes: Marie-Jeanne Lecca Lighting: Rick Fisher Projections: Jan Hartley Sound: Martin Levan with Hendrik Maassen Choreography: Denni Sayers Military Choreography: David Leong Musical Director: David Charles Abell Musical supervision: Seann Alderking Orchestrations: Jonathan Tunick Hair and Make-up: Michael Ward SYNOPSIS A musical that documented the Corsican Napoleon's life from his first meeting with Josephine to the battle of Waterloo. The plot centres on two aspects of Napoleon’s life : his rise from a common man to the leading war general and Emperor of France, illustrated with battle-scenes, the disastrous attack and retreat from Russia, the lavish coronation in Notre Dame and, of course, Waterloo; and alongside these epic events, his romantic relationship with his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais. After a passionate start and a few hitches when Josephine is caught being unfaithful, his scheming minister Talleyrand, and his two sidekicks, Garreau and Fouché, force Napoleon to divorce Josephine because she has failed to produce an heir. ORIGINAL CAST Napoleon - Paul Baker/Uwe Kroger Josephine - Anastasia Barzee Talleyrand - David Burt Fouché - David Arneil Garreau - Teddy Kempner Lucien - Nigel Richards Thérèse - Sarah Ingram Anton - Jody Crosier Montenotte - Nicholas Pound Clarice - Lynsey Britton Charles - Tom Sellwood Radet - Andy Mace Marie-Louise - Kristin Hellberg Ensemble: Steve Bradford, Jacqueline Braun, Anthony Cable, lain Davey, Heather Davies, Nicholas Dunbar, Christopher Fennessy, Susie Fenwick, Hugh Futcher, Lydia Griffiths, Kristin Hoick, Gerard Leighton, Roy Litvin, Oliver Marshall, Anthony Moulton, Anita Pashley, Vincent Pirillo, Louisa Shaw and Mark Stobbart