Initial casting has been announced for the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White at the Charing Cross Theatre. The Woman in White is based on the 19th century novel of the same name by Wilkie Collins. It is about Walter Hartright, who is travelling to Limmeridge House to take up a position as drawing master to Laura Fairlie and her half sister, Marian. On his way, a woman crosses his path. Dressed all in white, she is fleeing someone, but she is desperate to tell him a haunting secret.
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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.
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical The Woman in White will return to London this winter with a new revised score. The musical, which has a book by Charlotte Jones, will run at the Charing Cross Theatre from 20th November. It will be the premiere of Lloyd Webber (music) and David Zippel’s (lyrics) revised score. The production premiered in the west End at the Palace Theatre in 2004 starring Michael Crawford and Maria Friedman.