Michael Ball to Star in Aspects of Love West End Revival

Published Wed, 5 October 2022

Andrew Lloyd Webber, one of the world's best musical theatre composers, with notable works such as The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Sunset Boulevard, will have another of his musicals, Aspects of Love, revived in the West End.

Michael Ball (Les Misérables, Hairspray), an Olivier-winning actor and West End star who appeared in the original production in 1989 in the role of Alex, will play the character of aristocratic uncle George in the new production of the show. The original 1989 company also included Ann Crumb as Rose and Kevin Colson as George.

The show, based on the novella by David Garnett and adapted into the musical's original book by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is directed by Jonathan Kent (Singin' in the Rain) and produced by Nica Burns (Everybody's Talking About Jamie).

The musical’s songwriters, Don Black and Charles Hart, will gather with the rest of the crew for a workshop in London before the end of the year to restructure and reimagine the musical pieces.

The love story is set in 1940s France and Italy and follows three generations of a family and friends entangled in romantic affairs spanning over two decades.

Ball commented:

"Aspects of Love holds a very special place in my heart. I am absolutely delighted to revisit Andrew Lloyd Webber's glorious score in a re-imagined chamber production in the West End from May next year.”

 "I am so happy to be collaborating again with the brilliant director Jonathan Kent who was so inspiring when we worked together on Sweeney Todd.”

 ”I’m playing George, and I’m going to sing ‘Love Changes Everything.’ It’s going to be a completely reimagined show. You won’t recognise it.”

The show will play at the Lyric Theatre from 12 May 2023 with opening night on 25 May. The complete cast and creative team members are to be announced.