Children of Eden to run at the Union Theatre

The Union Theatre will revive Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's musical Children of Eden.

Children of Eden

The Union Theatre have announced that they will produce a revival of Stephen Schwartz and John Caird's biblical musical Children of Eden at their brand new south London venue, running from 10 August to 10 September 2016, with an official opening on 12 August 2016.

The musical returns to London 25 years after its original West End production, and will be directed by Christian Durham with choreography by Lucie Pankhurst, design by Kingsley Hall, lighting design by Nic Farman and musical direction by  Inga Davis-Rutter

"Inspired by the Book of Genesis, Children of Eden tells the timeless story of what it means to be a parent. From the moment you bring a child into the world everything changes; you learn to protect, cherish, and love unconditionally. But as they grow you have to learn one more thing; to one day let them go."

The musical features a score by the composer of Godspell, Pippin and Wicked and is described as "a heartfelt and humorous musical about the unique family bond".

Children of Eden was originally developed by the Royal Shakespeare and opened at the Prince Edward Theatre in the West End on 8 January 1991, where it ran to 6 April of the same year. The show has gone on to be a staple favourite in the USA, despite no Broadway production being mounted. It was originally written in 1986 under the title Family Tree, and 2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the original show. 

Casting and further details are to be announced.

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