Anita Louise Combe Sings Back To Before From Ragtime

Anita Louise Combe in Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre is pleased to bring you this video of Anita Louise Combe singing Back To Before from the upcoming production of Ragtime at the Charing Cross Theatre. It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle-class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford. This new actor-musician version of Ragtime is directed by Thom Southerland and will … Read more

Radio Times At Charing Cross Postponed

Radio Times postponed at Charing Croos Theatre

Producers have informed us this morning that the production of Radio Times at Charing Cross Theatre is being postponed. The Producers said: “Sadly, due to artist non-availability, we are unable to present the production on the dates originally planned. We hope to present the production at a later date.” If you have tickets for Radio Times please contact the ticket vendor for a full refund. The current production of Titanic, has just extended by an extra week. The next production will be Ragtime which starts previews on Saturday 8 October, followed by the European Premiere of Death Takes A Holiday which starts performances on Saturday 3 December 2016. BOOK NOW FOR RAGTIME BOOK NOW FOR DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY BOOK NOW FOR TITANIC

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Maury Yeston Composer of Titanic

Book now for Titanic the musical and Death Takes A Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre

Maury Yeston is the composer of award winning musicals including Nine, Grand Hotel, Titanic and Death Takes A Holiday. Douglas Mayo caught up with him to talk about making the great maritime disaster sing on stage and just what gives him inspiration when it comes to writing great musicals. It’s refreshing to speak to a composer like Maury Yeston. He is remarkably frank and open when it comes to talking about his musicals. Speaking with Maury we decided to start at the very beginning of the process and ask just how he decides what stories to tell? “I’ve always believed that things that sound like a good idea for a show may not be, and things that sound like unusual ideas may actually work out well” he says. “I think it comes down to the fact that the audience loves to be surprised and the minute you start showing something … Read more

FIRST LOOK: Titanic – Charing Cross Theatre

Book now for Titanic the musical at Charing Cross Theatre is pleased to bring you this exclusive video sneak peek at Thom Southerland’s production of Titanic The Musical, which opens at the Charing Cross Theatre on 28 May 2016. Returning to London’s West End by popular demand, this highly acclaimed production of Titanic has won numerous awards. Speaking from Japan, where he’s directing a new version of his London smash hit, Grand Hotel, Thom Southerland said: “I am incredibly excited that Titanic will set sail for London again. Having created the production in the intimate setting of Southwark Playhouse, it will be wonderful to see Maury Yeston’s epic musical at such close proximity again. Having since opened productions of the show in major theatres in Japan and Canada, it really feels like the show is coming home, allowing us to board the ship again and experience the events and passengers as they travel on their fateful journey.” Based on … Read more

Casting Announced As Titanic Returns

Book now for Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre

As previously announced Thom Southerland’s award-winning production of Titanic will be returning to London for a limited season at the Charing Cross Theatre. In the cast of 20, eight of the originals are back aboard: Scarlett Courtney, Matthew Crowe, Sion Lloyd, Shane McDaid, Philip Rham, Dudley Rogers, Victoria Serra and Judith Street. They are joined by: David Bardsley, Alistair Barron, Helena Blackman, Scott Cripps, James Gant, Luke George, Douglas Hansell, Rob Houchen, Claire Machin, Jessica Paul, Peter Prentice, Dom Simpson. First seen at Southwark Playhouse, Thom’s production has now also played major theatres in Japan and Canada. Southerland said: “I am incredibly excited that Titanic will set sail for London again and will open our new season of Musical Theatre at Charing Cross Theatre. Having created the production in the intimate setting of Southwark Playhouse, it will be wonderful to see Maury Yeston’s epic musical at such close proximity again. … Read more

Thom Southerland Appointed Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre

Thom Sutherland appointed artistic director if Charing Cross Theatre

It was announced this morning that Thom Southerland has been appointed as artistic director of Charing Cross Theatre. He has announced his first season of four musicals which will be kicked off by an encore season of his award winning production of Titanic which was originally produced at Southwark Playhouse in 2013 by Danielle Tarento. Tarento will now join with Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams to co-produce the entire Charing Cross Season. The rest of the Charing Cross season will comprise productions of Radio Times, Ragtime and Death Takes A Holiday. Thom Southerland will direct all the shows apart from Radio TImes, which will be directed by Ben Woolf. Steven M. Levy said: “Thom Southerland’s appoinment marks the start of an exciting, fabulous new chapter in the history of our theatre. As we turn into a full-time producing house we are thrilled to announce the appointment of … Read more

REVIEW: Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris, Charing Cross Theatre ✭✭

Daniel Boys, David Burt Charing Cross Theatre

The best aspect of this production is the musicianship on display from the gifted Dean Austin and the four members of his band who, with piano, accordion, guitar, bass and percussion, create the gorgeous soundscape for Brel’s work. Austin sings as well, and each time he does a sense of truth and a stylish understanding of the fabric of the music accentuates whatever is occurring, makes it better, more delicious.

New Play About Diana Comes To Charing Cross Theatre

Truth, Lies, Diana opening at Charing Cross Theatre in January 2015

Truth, Lies, Diana a unique ground-breaking ‘factional’ drama written by Jon Conway, containing sensational new information about the death of Princess Diana, will make its UK debut at the Charing Cross Theatre in January 2015. Truth, Lies, Diana is the story of ‘Ray, a playwright who uncovers secrets about Diana and her death, that the Establishment have tried to keep hidden. As he strives to reveal the startling evidence, his personal life starts to unravel when he suspects the wife he is devoted is being unfaithful. The play charts his descent into paranoia as he has to decide what to do with the truths that confront him. Jon Conway conducted meticulous forensic research, based on a series of books by investigative journalist John Morgan, uncovering in the process revelations from previously silent sources. With fresh access to Police witness statements, medical records and court transcripts, the play uses the actual … Read more

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