Charing Cross Theatre
Sound Designer: Mike Walker
Sound No.1: Chris Simpson
Director & Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
Musical Director: Ian Townsend.
Orchestrator: Sarah Travis
Set Designer: Matt Kinley
Lighting Designer: Mike Robertson
Costume Designer: Ann Hould-Ward
Dear World is a musical with a book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. With its opening, Herman became the first composer-lyricist in history to have three productions running simultaneously on Broadway. It starred Angela Lansbury, who won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 1969 for her performance as the Countess Aurelia.
Based on Jean Giraudoux's play The Madwoman of Chaillot as adapted by Maurice Valency, it focuses on the Countesses Aurelia, Constance and Gabrielle, who deviously scheme to stop businessmen from drilling for oil in the Parisian neighbourhood of Chaillot. The forces of idealism, love and poetry win over those of greed, materialism and science.