The Fabulist

Author(s): Music by Giovanni Paisiello, book and lyrics by James P Farwell Company: Steven Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions
Venue: Charing Cross Theatre, London Dates:

Italy, 1929. Illusionist-extraordinaire and outlawed heretic Julian finds himself on the run from
Mussolini and the Catholic church. Stumbling upon a film shoot, he dazzles screenwriter Clarice with his magical skills and easygoing charm. But how can you trust a man whose life is built on illusion? And what will happen as the regime closes in on him?

Giovanni Paisiello, one of the most famous composers of his time (1740–1816), was famed for his
bubbly, colourful and fun-filled operettas. Combining some of his music with a new libretto, The Fabulist is both a forgotten classic and a modern tale of romance and self-discovery.

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