Ragtime The Musical at the Landor Theatre London 1 Sep

Ragtime The Musical , at The Landor Theatre, a fringe venue in Clapham, south London from 1 Sep to 8 Oct 2011.

Book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow.

Directed by Robert McWhir , musical director George Dyer.

It is the turn of the twentieth century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime.The story of  three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. It features many historical figures, including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.

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