George Takei's Allegiance
Actor & activist George Takei ‘lights up the stage’ (Daily Telegraph) in this ‘beautiful, deeply moving’ (Sunday Express) UK premiere of the uplifting Broadway Musical inspired by his true life experience. 

Allegiance is the ‘hard to resist’ (The Times) story of the Kimura family and their struggles in the aftermath of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

In this ‘rousing piece of musical theatre’ (WhatsOnStage), Allegiance reveals the courage and loyalty of a family in a time of great injustice as 120,000 Japanese Americans are forced into internment camps; testing the power and resilience of the human spirit in this ‘gripping and surprisingly uplifting’ (AllThatDazzles) musical. 

Telly Leung holds the audience ‘spellbound’ (TheatreMonkey) as Sam Kimura, who believes enlisting is the only way to demonstrate his patriotism and win the freedom of his people. His sister Kei - played by the ‘exceptionally talented’ (The Stage) Aynrand Ferrer - sides against him and joins the resistance movement in the camp. Soon the political conflict is mirrored within the family, leading brother and sister down starkly different paths as they are forced to decide where their allegiance lies. 

***** ‘Allegiance sets the bar for 2023 theatre ridiculously high’ (All that Dazzles) 

With a score by Jay Kuo and  a book by Marc Acito, Lorenzo Thione and Jay Kuo, George Takei's Allegiance held its world premiere at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in 2012, setting box office records. After a triumphant run on Broadway and a subsequent film seen around the world, Allegiance transfers to London for its European premiere in a newly conceived production directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson, playing at Charing Cross Theatre until 8 April 2023.

Now Playing

Marie Curie

Book Now
Marie Curie
Marie Skłodowska-Curie. Physicist. Pioneer. Parent.

As she arrives from her native home in Poland to study at Sorbonne University in Paris, young Marie Skłodowska is certain she can make a name for herself and change the course of science. She discovers radium, a new chemical element, with her husband Pierre Curie, and she’s lauded with the Nobel Prize.

But she is faced with an overwhelming moral dilemma. As Marie discovers the lifesaving potential of radium to cure cancer, factory workers handling the glowing substance are succumbing to the insidious grip of radium poisoning.

As a woman with society against her, can she wrestle with both the potential and danger of her discovery – and what is she if radium’s dangers overshadow its possibilities?

A story of life and death, ‘Marie Curie’ has already captivated audiences in Korea and Japan with its sweeping score and story and is now brought to London audiences for the first time in a stirring original production directed by Sarah Meadows (Ride).


Cast: 

Marie Skłodowska-Curie – Ailsa Davidson
Anne Kowalska - Chrissie Bhima
Pierre Curie - Thomas Josling
Ruben DeLong - Richard Meek
Irene Curie/cover Anne Kowalska - Lucy Young
Featured Ensemble/Alternate Marie - Isabel Snaas
Featured Ensemble/cover Ruben - Christopher Killik
Featured Ensemble/cover Pierre - Dean Makowski-Clayton
Featured Ensemble - Maya Kristal Tenenbaum
Featured Ensemble - Yujin Park
On Stage Swing - Rio Maye

Creatives: 

Producers: Byungwon Kang & LIVE corp.
Book & Lyrics: Seeun Choun
Music: Jongyoon Choi
Director: Sarah Meadows
English Book Adaptation: Tom Ramsay
Musical Director: Emma Fraser
English Lyrics, New Musical Arrangements & Ensemble Arrangements: Emma Fraser
Literal Translation: Ahreumbi Rew
Associate Director: Olivia Munk 
Set & Costume Designer: Rose Montgomery 
Lighting Designer: Prema Mehta 
Choreographer: Joanna Goodwin
Costume Supervisor: Evelien van Camp 
Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson
Video Designer: Matt Powell
Casting Director: Jane Deitch
Production Manager: James Anderton
General Management: Ollie Hancock & Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment


More Info