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First Night

2010
1h 56m
Comedy/Musical/Romance
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Cast

Richard E. Grant (Adam)Sarah Brightman (Celia)Mía Maestro (Nicoletta)Julian Ovenden (Tom)Peter Basham (Biker)Edyta Budnik (Bertha)Oliver Dimsdale (Phillip)Susannah Fielding (Debbie)Jane How (Audrey)Magdalena Kurek (Gosha)Nigel Lindsay (Martin)Tessa Peake-Jones (Mrs Hammond)Laura Power (Stella)Hugh Ross (Bunny)Stanley Townsend (Paolo Prodi)Jack Walker (Eric Hammond)Emma Williams (Tamsin)Michael James Withers (Bernie)

Director

Christopher Menaul

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Synopsis

Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he has been pursuing whom - it just so happens - is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.

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