A new revival of Boublil and Schönberg’s Martin Guerre is reportedly in the works, it has been rumoured.

Sir Cameron Mackintosh revealed current developments of a new revival on The Graham Norton Podcast.

He commented “… Martin Guerre, I think, is coming back. I can’t… it’s not my place to say where but one of our greatest directors in this country, who has a theatre, is actually doing workshops, might even be going on at the moment…So there is, I’m thrilled to say, a whole new look..”

Mackintosh clarified it wouldn’t be him producing the new revival, saying “… Martin Guerre will soon come back over here, I hope but I will not be doing it. But I will be cheering and hopefully going to the first night, if it comes on.”

The director Mackintosh is referring about is reportedly Matthew Warchus, artistic director of London’s Old Vic.

Workshops were taking place in January this year and if successful, would potentially lead to full production in 2021, the 25th anniversary of the original West End production.


I went to the Claude-Michel Schönberg in Conversation With Edward Seckerson event, late 2018, where Schönberg confirmed he and Alain Boublil were working on Martin Guerre and they were hoping to bring it back.

I’m glad we’re finally getting some major developments happen.

Fingers crossed for 2021! ! !

Thoughts? X x x

Source – The Graham Norton Podcast

Listen to the last couple of minutes for Cameron Mackintosh’s comments on Martin Guerre.