Rita

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* * * * - The Stage

* * * * - Planet Hugill - 'A very enterprising off-West End run with a terrific young cast, the results were miraculous.'

Opera Today - 'Bonatto treats Donizetti's gentle comedy with a light touch, and his production is neat and nimble.'

British Theatre Guide - 'The singing and playing both sparkle. Great fun delightfully presented.'


Charing Cross Theatre Productions presents its hilarious new production of Rita composed by Gaetano Donizetti, with libretto by Gustave Vaez, in a new English-language translation and new orchestration for chamber ensemble by Alejandro Bonatto, who will also direct the production.

This funny domestic comedy has delighted audiences since its premiere. Never performed in Donizetti's lifetime, it premiered posthumously at the Opera-Comique in Paris on 7 May 1860, 12 years after his death.

Cast: RITA - Laura Lolita Peresivana, BEPPE - Brenton Spiteri, GASPARO - Phil Wilcox

Creatives: Director - Alejandro Bonatto, Conductor - Mark Austin, Production Designer - Nicolai Hart-Hansen, Lighting Designer - David Seldes

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Marie Curie

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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


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