The Woman In White Charing Cross Theatre, 4th December 2017 5 Stars Book Now Who believes in ghosts? Everyone has their own story to tell with its own special particulars, and mine concerns a night some years ago, about the time that the original production of this musical was coming to the end of its run at the magnificent Palace theatre in the West End. I was cycling home from a night out in Southampton, crossing the Itchen valley down a long straight stretch of highway; it was cold, and clouds of fog and mist had rolled in from the Solent in opaque billows obscuring the way ahead and shrouding where I had come from in an impenetrable, silent, white wall of vapour. And there, down the centre of the road, wrapped only in a long, white nightdress, strode a woman, her long hair down and falling over her shoulders … Read more
First look production photos from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman In White at Charing Cross Theatre Ahead of tonight’s press night of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman In White at the Charing Cross Theatre we are pleased to bring you these great first look production images from Darren Bell of Thom Southerland’s new intimate production of the show. The Woman In White stars Anna O’Byrne, Chris Peluso, Carolyn Maitland, Ashley Stillburn, Greg Castiglioni and Sophie Reeves. With lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Charlotte Jones, The Woman In White is adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller of the same name. The Woman In White runs at the Charing Cross Theatre until 10 February 2018. BOOK TICKETS FOR THE WOMAN IN WHITE
Producers have announced that acclaimed musical theatre star Anna O’Byrne will play the lead role of Laura Fairlie in the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman In White at the Charing Cross Theatre. Anna O’Byrne played Christine in the hugely successful Australian premiere of Love Never Dies, which was later filmed for DVD release. Andrew Lloyd Webber then brought Anna to London to make her West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera. The recipient of the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Actress – the Australian equivalent of the Olivier Awards – Anna received the award for her performance as Eliza Doolittle in the sold-out 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady at Sydney Opera House. The show was cast and directed by Dame Julie Andrews. Other casting announced includes Chris Peluso as Sir Percival Glyde, Carolyn Maitland as Marian Halcombe, Ashley … Read more
Love Birds is a real hoot but, at 60 minutes, it is clearly a work in progress, squeezing in well over a dozen different songs while giving us just the skeleton of the plot and characters. After its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, it will be interesting to see how Robbie Sherman and his team develop the show and spread its wings.