The Umbrellas of Cherbourg:
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg plays at Gielgud Theatre
35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6AR
Seating chart & directions
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is Kneehigh’s adaptation of Michel Legrand's 1964 French film musical. Twenty year old French auto mechanic Guy Fouchier has fallen in love with 17-year-old Genevieve Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and Genevieve vow to remain lovers. After discovering she is carrying Guy’s child she must choose between waiting for his return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant.
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