When Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White first premiered in the West End in 2004, some critics (including me!) prescribed Dramamine, in case spectators suffered from motion sickness thanks to its jarring use of video technology, then in its infancy, instead of physical sets. (Nowadays it works far more happily alongside sets in shows like An American in Paris). But Thom Southerland's new production, its first in London since then, has smartly shrink wrapped the show to the... Read more
This brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony and Oliver Award-nominated musical will be directed by Thom Southerland, known for his extensive work at the Charing Cross Theatre. It will be the premiere of a revised score, which has music be Lloyd Webber and lyrics by David Zippel.
With a book by Charlotte Jones, The Woman in White is based on the 1859 novel of the same name by Wilkie Collins. The story is about Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher who runs in to woman in distress, and desperate to share a secret with him. It is a haunting Victorian tale of love, betrayal and greed.
It premiered in the West End at the Palace Theatre where it starred Maria Friedman and Michael Crawford before it transferred to Broadway.
The Woman in White runs at the Charing Cross Theatre for a limited 12-week season.