Picture Credit: yaomeis / Official Chirashi, from personal collection
English Title: 1789: The Lovers of Bastille
Japanese Title: 1789 －バスティーユの恋人たち－
Romanized Title: 1789 -Basutiiyu no Koibito-tachi-
Performances: Takarazuka Grand Theater, 06/02, 06/18 - 07/02; Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 07/22 - 08/15, 08/19 - 08/27
Shinjin Kouen Performances: Tokyo Takarazuka Theater, 08/03
Based On: the French musical 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille by Dove Attia and Albert Cohen
Lyrics: Dove Attia, François Chouquet
Adaptation/Direction: Koike Shuuichirou
Collaborating Direction: Tani Takaya
Musical Arrangements: Oota Takeshi, Aoki Tomoko
Choreographer : Miori Yumino, Wakao Risa, Sakuragi Ryousuke, KAORIalive, Suzukake Miyuki
Combat Choreography: Kurihara Naoki
Conductor (Takarazuka): Sasada Aiichirou
Conductor (Tokyo): Nishino Jun
Shinjin Kouen Director: Tani Takaya
Assistant Director: Hashimoto Shiori
Available on Blu-Ray: Yes (release date 08/24/23)
Available on DVD: Yes (release date 08/24/23)
Scene/Music Cut: No
|Ronan Mazurier, Young man whose father was shot dead by the authorities||Rei Makoto †||Kishou Kazuto|
|Olympe du Puget, Governess of the Crown Prince / Girlfriend of Ronan||Maisora Hitomi||Uta Chizuru|
|Charles, Count of Artois, Younger brother of Louis XVI||Seo Yuria||Hiroki Yuzuha|
|Camille Desmoulins, Revolutionary and journalist / Friend of Ronan||Akatsuki Chisei †||Mitsurugi Kai|
|Maximilien de Robespierre, Young senator from the commoner class||Kiwami Shin||Ouhi Sayaka|
|Marie Antoinette, Queen of France||Arisa Hitomi||Ruri Hanaka|
|Count Lazare de Peyrol, Noble officer||Kizuki Yuuma (Senka)||Taiki Hayate|
|Lieutenant du Puget, Manager of the Bastille prison explosives depot / Father of Olympe||Miki Chigusa||Saimon Neo|
|Lady Yolande de Polignac, Tutor to the Crown Prince / Friend of the Queen||Shirotae Natsu||Hoshisaki Nozomi|
|Jean Paul Marat, Physician / Reporter for his own newspaper||Ooki Makoto||Riona Haru|
|Jacques Necker, Minister of State||Kizaki Reo||Touki Raia|
|Louis XVI, King of France||Hiroka Yuu||Harei Yuka|
|Dr. Guillotin, Physician / Politician||Asamizu Ryou||-|
|Georges Jacques Danton, Lawyer / Friend of Camille Desmoulins||Amahana Ema †||Aone Towa|
|Jacques, Printer at Marat’s printing press||Yuunagi Ryou||Aokaze Kio|
|Michelle, Printer at Marat’s printing press||Amaki Homare||Hisui Marin|
|Solene Mazurier, Younger sister of Ronan||Kozakura Honoka||Ouka Rurina|
|Auguste Ramard, Henchman of the Count of Artois||Aomi Sario †||Seharu Asa|
|Hans Axel von Fersen, Swedish officer / Lover of the Queen||Amato Kanon||Hase Ruki|
|Charlotte, Bastard of the Palais Royal||Ruri Hanaka||Ayane Miran|
|Lucile, Fiancée of Desmoulins||Uta Chizuru||Otoka Nano|
|Loisel, Henchman of Ramard||Kishou Kazuto||Kazuha Kou|
|Tournemain, Henchman of Ramard||Taiki Hayate||Sena Miran|
Other Cast: Murasaki Rira, Otosaki Itsuki, Miono Saki, Amaji Sora, Soubu Sakiho, Nanase Miki, Nijou Hana, Kisa Kaoru, Kou Erise, Sayaka Rin, Yuuhi Maki, Ayazono Hina, Kuresaki Rino, Soua Takeru, Miyako Yuuna, Houma Toa †, Mizuno Yuri, Yuran Sui, Hoshikage Nana, Hitomi Kirari, Ayaka Koiki, Aika Ito, Kisumi Seiya, Sakizono Risa, Asaki Saira, Aohane You, Mirei Hina, Utahana Suzu, Aiha Hiyori, Touri Haku, Marina Fumi, Otohi Yuzu, Hakua Rei, Ruu Raito, Ayasaki Uran, Kazaki Saku
|† Changes due to Rei Makoto's absence from 08/19 to 08/23|
|Ronan Mazurier: Rei Makoto → Akatsuki Chisei|
|Camille Desmoulins: Akatsuki Chisei → Amahana Ema|
|Georges Jacques Danton: Amahana Ema → Aomi Sario|
|Auguste Ramard: Aomi Sario → Houma Toa|
WARNING!! MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!!
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The story is set in France in the latter half of the 1780s. Cracks are starting to appear in the rule of the once-flourishing Bourbon Dynasty. Uprisings by citizens burdened by excessive taxes are a common occurrence throughout the country.
Ronan's father was shot to death by officers and his farmland taken away. He makes a desperate vow to take revenge for his father and to have his property returned. Leaving his hometown and heading for Paris, he encounters the young revolutionaries Desmoulins and Robespierre at their stronghold of Palais Royal. Having come into contact with their ideology, he now starts to put his hopes on the coming of a new era.
Meanwhile, Marie Antoinette, Count Artois (the younger brother of the King) and other aristocrats continue leading sumptuous lives in the Palace of Versailles, unaware that the dissatisfaction of the citizens is on the verge of boiling over into revolt. Furthermore, Antoinette is burning with forbidden passion for Fersen, a Swedish military officer. The couple secretly visit the Palais Royal for a tryst. Ronan, who happens to be present at their secret location, has a fateful encounter with a woman named Olympe, who is attending Antoinette. The two soon develop feelings for each other. Yet their love is a turbulent one, given that Ronan detests the monarchy and Olympe, being the governess of the Crown Prince, is in the service of the Royal Family.
The flames of the revolutionaries, who have gained the support of the citizens, will shortly surge in strength. The movement will grow until it becomes a major force that will move history. July 14, 1789, the day the Bastille is stormed, has arrived for Ronan, who has thrown himself into the revolution.
- Final performance for Otosaki Itsuki, Arisa Hitomi, and Amaji Sora.
- First performed in Takarazuka by Moon Troupe in 2015.
- Wikipedia article about 1789: Les Amants de la Bastille, the musical.
- From 06/03 up to and including the 06/18 matinee, all performances were cancelled due to widespread illness among the cast. The Grand Theater shinjin kouen performance, originally scheduled for 06/22, was also cancelled due to lack of ability to rehearse.
- Announced on 07/13: Aone Towa will be absent from Tokyo run until further notice. Hitomi Kirari will also be absent presumably for the entire Tokyo run, as it was announced that she will not appear in shinko performance on 08/03.
- Announced on 07/29: Aone Towa will resume performing on 07/29.
- On 08/15, the 13:30 performance was cancelled after its first act, as well as shows through 08/18.
- Announced on 08/17: Rei Makoto will be absent from the Tokyo run following the resumption of the show on 08/19 (see above for role substitutions).
- Announced on 08/23: Rei Makoto will resume performing on 08/24.
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