Adaptations for Theatre

Matthew Barber’s adaptation of The Enchanted April for the stage has been a great success. After its premiere in 2003 at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway, Enchanted April has been taken up by close to 20 companies in Great Britain, Australia and the U.S. The play is particularly popular with smaller companies and community groups.

This list of productions and reviews is a work in progress. If you would like to learn more about the history of the play and find publishing information, please visit

Big Noise Theatre, Des Plaines, IL (Januar 2016)

“Cast Announced for Big Noise Theatre’s Enchanted April”, Broadwayworld 

Guild Theatre Rockale, Sydney, (2015)

Guild Theatre Rockdale (info on the play)

Peter Fredrickson, “Guild Theatre Rockdale Production Was a Delight”, The Leader

Monica Heary, “Star Still Treading the Board for Guild Theatre”, The Leader

Mother Road Theatre, Albuquerque (2015)

Enchanted April at the Mother Road Theatre” (video)

Mother Road Theatre (info on the cast)

Barry Gaines, “Mother Road’s Enchanted April Is a Charming Mix of Sentiment and Humor with Fine Acting“, Barry Reviews

Kathaleen Roberts, “Women Travel on a Journey to Heal from Loss in Enchanted April” Albuquerque Journal

Stephanie Hainsfurther, “Romance and Laughs Grace Enchanted April”, Talking Broadway

Anon. “Mother Road’s Theatre Company’s Production of Enchanted April Will Blow You Away”, Plaudit

Citadel Theatre Company, Chicago (2015)

Alan Breslow, “Enchanted April”, Around the Town Chicago

Dorothy Andries, “Citadel Theatre: Enchanted April” Make It Better

Mira Temkin, “Enchanted April Comes to Life in Lake Forest”, Examiner

Gayle, “A Breath of Spring”, Chicago Theatre Review

Scarborough Players, Toronto (2015)

“Scarborough Players Presents Enchanted April” (video)

Anon., “Enchanted April“, The Scarborough

Maria Tzavaras, “Scarborough Players’ Enchanted April an Entertaining Success“, Inside Toronto

Theatre Arlington, Arlington, TX (2014)

Eric Bird, “Enchanted April”, The Column Online

Jan Farrington, “Mambo Italiano”, Theatre Jones

Plaza Theatre Company, Cleburn, TX (2014)

Plaza Theatre Company, “Enchanted April” (info material)

Charlie Bowles, “Enchanted April”, The Column

Belleville Theatre Guild, Belleville, ON (2014)

Anon., “Press Release” Belleville Theatre Guild

Luke Hendry, “Get Enchanted at Playhouse”, The Intelligencer

Spotlight Theatre Company, Denver (2013)

“Spotlight Theatre Presents Enchanted April” (video)

Bill Wheeler, “Enchanted April”,Theatre Colorado

Rivendell Theatre, Chicago (2013)

Antony Manghini, “Enchanted April”, Chicago Critic

Mary Shen Barnidge, “Enchanted April”, Windy City Times

Shaw Festival Theatre, Ontario (2013)

Richard Ouzounian, “Enchanted April: Nothing but Happy Endings“,The Star

J. Kelly Nestruck, “Enchanted April: A Charming Take on the Girls’ Getaway”, Globe and Mail

S. James Wegg, “Some Enchante April”, JWR

Christopher Hoile, “Enchanted April”, Stage Door

Anon. “Enchanted April”, What Travel Writers Say

Power1Canada, “Enchanted April”, Tripadvisor

Heidelberg Theatre Company, Melbourne (2011)

Enchanted April (theatre programme)

Anon., “Enchanted April: A Charming Heartwarming Night of Theatre”, Newsletter of the Heidelberg Theatre Company

Anon., “Enchanted April”, Stagecraft (p. 4)

Essendon Theatre Company, Melbourne (2008)

Essendon Theatre Company (photos)

K.E. Weber, “Five Minutes with Essendon Theatre Company”, Theatre People

Cedar Falls Community Theatre, Cedar Falls, IA (2008)

Monica Reida, “Enchanted April”, Fragments

Weathervane Playhouse, Akron, OH (2008)

Weathervane Playhouse, “Enchanted April Teaser” (video)

David Ritchey, “Weathervane Stages Enchanted April”, Akron Ohio News

Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake City (2006)

George Maxwell’s (set designer) portfolio (photos)

Ivan M. Lincoln, “Enchanted April: Play based on 1922 novel will take Salt Lake Audiences from Rainy Britain to Sunny Italy”, Deseret News

Susan Whitney, “PMT’s Version of April Is Simply Enchanting”, Deseret News

Ellen Flag, “PTC’s Enchanted April Is Accomplished but Plays It Safe”, Salt Lake Tribune

World Premiere at the Belasco Theatre, Broadway (2003)

Alvin Klein, “Enchanted April: The Losses of War, A Villa in Portofino”, The New York Times

Charles Isherwood, “Enchanted April”, Variety

Enchanted April Meet and Greet”, Broadway

David Finkle, “Enchanted April”, Theatre Mania

Claude Salhani, “Enchanted April”, UPI

Matthew Murray, “Enchanted April”, Talkin Broadway

Elyse Sommer, “Enchanted April”, Curtain Up

Roberta E. Zlokower, “Enchanted April”, Roberta on the Arts

Robert Simonson, “Enchanted April Showers Broadway”, Playbill

Lucy Komisar, “Enchanted April Takes You to a Magical Place”, Turbula