Last Updated on 19th December 2022
George Takei’s uplifting musical Allegiance is having its UK Premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre, London from 7 January 2023.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30 (excl 7 January 2023)