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Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White to return to London
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.
The Woman in White is based on the 19th century novel of the same name by Wilkie Collins. It is about Walter Hartright, a drawing teacher who is travelling to Limmeridge House. 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.
Directed by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Death Takes a Holiday), The Woman in White will have designs by Morgan Large, movement by Cressida Carre and orchestrations by David Cullen.
Casting is yet to be announced, but it is rumoured that Laura Pitt-Pulford is in early talks to lead the cast.
Previews will begin on 20th November, with an official press night on 4th December. It will run for 12 weeks until 10th February 2018.
On announcing the show, Thom Southerland, who is the artistic director of the theatre, said: “I am so excited about this new production. The Woman in White is a wildly exciting romantic thriller which is frequently tender and personal. The music is grand, sweeping and instantly captivating.
“Having long been an admirer of The Woman in White, I know that Charing Cross Theatre is the ideal intimate space for audiences to experience it for the first time or rediscover this lush Victorian gothic thriller.”
The Woman in White tickets are now on sale.