Monte Cristo (2005)
Adapted by - Jon Smith
Director - Stephen Jameson
Assistant Director - Des Kennedy
Assistant Director - Fiona Rae
Musical Director - Leon Parris
Assistant Musical Director - Robert Brand
Monte Cristo is an adaptation of the classic novel The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas.
Jon Smith and Leon Parris have succeeded in adapting the 875-page epic into a jaw-dropping-fast-paced-roller-coaster-ride full of excitement, revenge and intrigue. Compressed into a two-hour show, this thought-provoking musical brings to life 19th-century France through the trials and tribulations of Edmond Dantes; a sailor wrongfully accused of a crime he didn't commit. Escaping solitary confinement, Dantes explores and redefines the art of revenge in its most tantalising and dangerous forms. The project will aim to workshop the production for a ten-day period and to explore the text in relation to the novel.
Leon Parris won The Vivian Ellis Award for Best Musical; Jon Smith writes fiction for both adults and children, and non-fiction books. Director Stephen Jameson is a regular director at LAMDA and is developing this piece for a showing at Warwick School and Birmingham Hippodrome Patrick Centre.
Emily Barnett- Salter
Charlotte de Paeztron