York Musical Theatre Company is bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Aspects Of Love to York this spring.
Matthew Ainsworth takes on the demanding lead role of Alex Dillingham, the part which catapulted Michael Ball to fame when the show received its West End premiere in 1989.
Aspects Of Love tells a story of passion, love and loss across three generations of a family and their companions, set against the background of the cobbled streets of Paris to the mountains of the Pyrenees, Italy and Venice.
It centres on Alex Dillingham, a young student travelling through France, who falls in love with the alluring actress Rose Vibert.
As the pair embark on a passionate affair, the unexpected arrival of Alex’s uncle George changes their lives forever.
After wowing the West End in the role of Dillingham, Michael Ball went on to play leads in numerous musicals including Les Miserables, Hairspray and most recently Sweeney Todd.
Toni Feetenby plays seductive actress Rose Vibert in the York Musical Theatre Company production, with support from Jessa Liversidge as Giulietta Trapani, Richard Bainbridge as George Dillingham and Eleanor Leaper as Jenny Dillingham.
Only recently released to amateur companies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical was originally directed by Trevor Nunn in 1989. The show went on to open on Broadway in 1990 and received six Tony Award nominations.
- Aspects Of Love is at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre from Monday, March 31 to Saturday, April 5
- To buy tickets and for more information, see the Theatre Royal website