About the showAndrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White returns to the West End for its first revival since it premiered at the Palace Theatre in 2004. Playing a limited 12 week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, the haunting production is directed by the venue’s Artistic Director, Thom Southerland.
Based on Wilkie Collins’ 1859 novel of the same name, The Woman in White is based on the life of Walter Hartright. As he travels to Limmeridge House, he comes across a mysterious woman dressed all in white, who tells him she is fleeing from someone. Desperate to tell him her own haunting secret, this chance encounter sees Walter’s life change forever, in one of musical theatre’s most romantic thrillers.
With a book by Charlotte Jones, the revival features direction by Thom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens), with a captivating score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel. The Woman in White also features design by Morgan Large, costume design by Jonathan Lipman lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Andrew Johnson, with choreography by Cressida Carre.
Originally receiving its West End premiere at the Palace Theatre in 2004, starring Maria Friedman and Michael Crawford, the new production features a revised score that reinvents the show for a new generation of theatregoers.
Anna O'Byrne (The Phantom of the Opera) stars as Laura Fairlie, opposite Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon, Death Takes a Holiday) as Sir Percival Glyde. Further casting includes Carolyn Maitland (Ghost) as Marian, Ashley Stillburn as Walter Hartright, Greg Castiglioni as Count Fosco and Sophie Reeves as Anne.
A romantic, gothic thriller that is sweepingly grand and instantly mesmerising, The Woman in White plays a strictly limited 12 week season at the Charing Cross Theatre, from November 20th 2017 to February 10th 2018, with an official opening on December 4th 2017.
Who Should See It?Musical theatre fans can rejoice as this acclaimed musical returns to the West End for the first time in over a decade! Rumoured to feature a star cast, the show features a revised score that guarantees it will be a hit.
The Woman in White may not be suitable for young children.