The Bakers Wife

THE BAKER’S WIFE – 18TH TO 22ND JULY 2017, Hull Truck Theatre

“The Baker’s Wife” cast

Aimable – Neal Edlin
Genevieve – Hannah Wilson
Dominique – Joe Porte
Denise – Samantha Flanagan
Claude – David Phillips
Marquis – Chris Holmes
Teacher – Richard Foot
Priest – Terry Halliwell
Barnaby – Mark Jardine
Hortense – Nicola Wilson
Antoine – Joseph Spence
Doumergue – James Galer
Pierre – Luke Cardwell
Simone – Sarah North
Nicole – Rachel Waters
Inez – Yasmin Roe
Therese – Katherine Fitzgerald
Philippe – Nathan Major


Francois – Luke Gillingham
Louis – Kevin Hickson
Camille – Christian Brodie
Gustave – David Fry
Madeleine – Sally Hague
Georgette – Lucy Marshall
Sophie – Emily Drewry
Gabrielle – Elaine Windass
Helene – Gill Cowper
Celestine – Isabel Walker
Marie – Liz Carmichael

The Bakers Wife

“The Baker’s Wife” is a fantastic romantic musical comedy written by Stephen Schwartz, the writer of such shows as Godspell and Wicked in conjunction with Joseph Stein, the man behind Fiddler On The Roof.

The bickering residents of a rural village in Provence, France in 1935 have been without a baker for seven weeks. They finally find peace and contentment in a newly arrived, middle-aged baker Aimable, and his attractive young wife Genevieve whom they initially mistake for his daughter. However, when Genevieve is lured away by a handsome young gigolo, the baker loses all zest for life and baking. When he refuses to bake, the villagers must put aside their differences and work as a team to bring Aimable and Genevieve back together. It’s in turns funny, romantic, poignant and joyously uplifting, celebrating the power of love, community and forgiveness.

This delightful musical showcases some of Schwartz best ever songs (including humorous chorus numbers, power ballads and haunting melodies) with a strong ensemble of quirky characters and many featured roles; it’s what Hessle Theatre Company does best!