Titanic sails back to London and a season at the Charing Cross Theatre

Layout 1The Broadway musical Titanic is sailing back into London for a ten-week season at the Charing Cross Theatre from 28 May.

First seen at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013, the award-winning production – which marked the London premiere of the hit show – will return to the capital with director Thom Southerland once again at the helm.

Based on the tragic true tale of the luxury liner that sank on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, Titanic has a Tony Award-winning score by Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel ) and a Tony Award-winning book by Peter Stone (Kean, Woman of the Year).

Speaking from Japan, where he’s directing a new version of his London hit, Grand Hotel, 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 piece is coming home, allowing us to board the ship again and experience the events and passengers as they travel on their fateful journey.”

Southerland heads a creative team that includes Cressida Carré who will be responsible for the musical staging, musical director Mark Aspinall, set and costume designer David Woodhead, lighting designer Howard Hudson and sound designer Andrew Johnson. Casting details are to be announced.

The Southwark Playhouse production which will play the Charing Cross Theatre until 6 August and is co-produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams.

Angela Thomas

www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk

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