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The notoriously fabled musical flop Carrie: the Musical will make its long awaited London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse from 1 to 30 May 2015, with an official opening on 6 May 2015.
Twenty seven years since the original RSC production, the musical, which is based on the novel by Stephen King, will eventually have its London premiere. This new production is based on the successful 2012 MCC off-Broadway run, which features a revised score and book by original composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and librettist Lawrence D. Cohen.
"A taunted and terrified seventeen-year-old misfit, Carrie White has a burning secret... a secret that will eventually ignite her revenge. Make your date for the Senior Prom to see who will be crowned Queen, and who will have blood on their hands. After one night with Carrie you will always remember her name."
The production will be directed by Gary Lloyd, director and choreographer of 'Thriller Live!', as well as TV shows such as American Idol and The X Factor. It will be produced by Paul Taylor-Mills Ltd. by arrangement with Bill Kenwright Ltd.
Carrie: the Musical originally opened on 13 February 1988 in Stratford-upon-Avon, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in a production which starred Barbara Cook, Charlotte d'Amboise and Linzi Hateley. The $8million production then transferred to Broadway's Virginia Theatre in April 1988, where it ran for 16 previews and 5 performances, making it one of the most expensive flops of all time, whilst simultaneously cementing its place in Broadway history.
The revised production ran Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre produced by MCC Theater in 2012, running for 34 previews and 46 performances.
Casting and further creative team for the London production are yet to be announced.