George Takei’s musical Allegiance has UK Premiere at Charing Cross Theatre

George Takei’s uplifting musical Allegiance is having its UK Premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre, London from 7 January 2023.

Allegiance musical tickets London

Inspired by the life story of renowned actor and activist George Takei, the musical Allegiance, follows the story of the Kimura family and their struggles in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbour.


In a world ravaged by the effects of war, Allegiance reveals the courage and loyalty of family in a time of great injustice as 120,000 Japanese Americans are forced into internment camps, testing the power and resilience of the human spirit. 

Sam Kimura (Telly Leung) believes enlisting is the way to demonstrate his patriotism and win the freedom of his people. His sister Kei (Aynrand Ferrer) sides against him and joins the resistance movement in the camp. Soon the political conflict is mirrored within the Kimura family, leading brother and sister down starkly different paths as they decide where their allegiance lies. 

Joining George Takei from the 2015 Broadway production of Allegiance is US actor, TV and Broadway star Telly Leung, best known to UK audiences as Wes, the Warbler on TV’s ‘Glee’ and to Broadway audiences for the title role in ‘Aladdin’. His other Broadway and US national touring credits include ‘Flower Drum Song’, ‘Pacific Overtures’, ‘Wicked’ (Boq, original Chicago company) and Angel in ‘Rent’ at the Hollywood Bowl, directed by Neil Patrick Harris. Aynrand Ferrer has just played the alternate Kim in ‘Miss Saigon’ in Vienna.  All three are making their London stage debuts.
Allegiance musical London cast
The cast of Allegiance the musical London

The multi-national cast also features Iroy Abesamis, Mark Anderson, Masashi Fujimoto, Megan Gardiner, Raiko Gohara, Eu Jin Hwang, Hana Ichijo, Misa Koide, Patrick Munday, Rachel Jayne Picar, Sario Solomon, Joy Tan, Iverson Yabut.

Created by Lorenzo Thione and Jay Kuo with a book by Marc Acito, George Takei’s Allegiance held its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 2012, setting box-office records.

After a triumphant run on Broadway and a subsequent film seen around the world, Allegiance transfers to London for its European premiere in a newly conceived production directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson.

The Allegiance creative team are Book – Marc Acito, Jay Kuo & Lorenzo Thione, Music & Lyrics – Jay Kuo, Director and Choreographer – Tara Overfield Wilkinson, Musical Supervisors and Orchestrations –  Andrew Hilton and Charlie Ingles, Set and Costume Designer – Mayou Trikerioti, Lighting Designer – Nic Farman, Sound Designer – Chris Whybrow, Casting- Director Sarah Leung CDG, Musical Director – Amy Hsu, Associate Director – Kirsty Malpass, Associate Choreographer – Misa Koide, Assistant Musical Director – Beth Jerem, Production Management – New Wolf Productions, General Management – Something for the Weekend, Producers – Sing Out, Louise! Productions.
Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches
Villiers Street
London WC2N 6NL
Season Dates:
7 January to 8 April 2023
Performance Times:
Monday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30 (excl 7 January 2023)
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