Thom Southerland’s critically acclaimed production of the multi award-winning Broadway musical Titanic is to stay anchored for an extra week at the Charing Cross Theatre.
The record-breaking musical, which launched Southerland’s first season as artistic director at the London venue, will now end its planned ten-week run on Saturday 13 August. To give other West End performers the chance to see the hit show before it closes, the regular midweek matinee will be moved to Tuesday 9 August to become a ‘stagey matinee’.
As an added bonus, Titanic composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) whose Death Takes a Holiday will receive its European premiere at the venue later this year, will fly in from New York on Tuesday 26 July to take part in an after-show Q&A with theatre critic Matt Wolf.
First seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013, Titanic returned to the capital with director Southerland again at the helm at the end of May.
Based on the tragic true tale of the luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, the show has a score by Yeston and a book by Peter Stone (Kean, Woman of the Year).
Southerland heads a creative team that includes choreographer Cressida Carré who is responsible for the musical staging; musical director Mark Aspinall; set and costume designer David Woodhead; lighting designer Howard Hudson and sound designer Andrew Johnson.
Original cast members Scarlett Courtney, Matthew Crowe, Sion Lloyd, Shane McDaid, Philip Rham, Dudley Rogers, Victoria Serra and Judith Street returned to the show alongside David Bardsley, Alistair Barron, Helena Blackman, Scott Cripps, James Gant, Luke George, Douglas Hansell, Rob Houchen, Claire Machin, Jessica Paul, Peter Prentice and Dom Simpson.
Titanic is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams.
Tickets for Titanic are available HERE.
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