Book by Joseph Stein
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Based on "La Femme du Boulanger" by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono



'Michael Strassen reclaims The Baker's Wife for ever as the affecting miniature masterpiece that has always been lurking inside it. By reducing the scale, Strassen amplifies the emotion, and I was in tears frequently throughout his gorgeously sung, superbly staged production.' - MARK SHENTON (The Stage)



Starring Lisa Stokke as Geneviève

& Michael Matus as Aimable



Set in 1935 in a small French village, 'The Baker's Wife' explores the nature of marriage and the unpredictable excitement of the knight in shining armour. If bread represents life then the baker's new young wife represents danger to the people of this community. We discover stories told when you were a child can often backfire horribly in adult life.


With a book by the writer of 'Fiddler on the Roof' and a breathtaking score by the composer of 'Wicked', Michael Strassen (Best Production - Off West End Awards 2011) directs this revised version of Stephen Schwartz's forgotten love story.


Friday 23rd September - Saturday 15th October 2011

(Previews 21st/22nd September)

The Union Theatre, London


Presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LIMITED on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of New York