I've now seen Caroline, or Change, six times in all - three in its original production by George C Wolfe, in each stage of its progress from off-Broadway's Public Theatre in 2003 to Broadway's O'Neill Theatre in 2004, then London's National Theatre in 2006 (where it won the Olivier for Best New Musical); and three in Michael Longhurst's new British revival, launched at Chichester's intimate Minerva last year, then transferring to Hampstead Theatre and now the West End's Playhouse Theatre. And it...
Caroline, or Change Tickets
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and with performances that'll take your breath away, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is an imaginative and moving story of strength, revolution and hope. With a “voice full of raw soul that shreds the heart, and sets it soaring” (Times, *****), don’t miss a career-defining central performance from SHARON D. CLARKE in the five-star musical which changes everything.
Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…
Written by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), composed by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home) and directed by Michael Longhurst (Amadeus), this sensational five-star musical transfers to the Playhouse Theatre following sell-out runs in Chichester and Hampstead.
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2hrs 35mins (inc. interval)
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