Rising star Thom Southerland directs this critically acclaimed new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier-Award nominated musical, The Woman in White for a strictly limited 12-week season.
A tempestuous tale of love, betrayal and greed, adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller, this is the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s revised score.
Walter Hartright’s life is changed forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, desperate to reveal her chilling secret. When he takes up his position as drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half-sister, Marian, he sees in Laura’s face an eerie reflection of the forlorn creature he met previously. Walter and Laura’s feelings for each other are thwarted by her engagement to the sinister Sir Percival Glyde. What is the connection between, Laura, Sir Percival, and the woman in white? Can true love prevail?
★★★★Evening Standard|★★★★Daily Express|★★★★What's on Stage
★★★★★West End Wilma ★★★★★Theatre South East |★★★★★Reviewsgate
★★★★The Spy in the Stalls |★★★★Pocket Sized Theatre
The production stars Anna O'Byrne (The Phantom of the Opera) as Laura Fairlie alongside Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon) as Sir Percival Glyde, Carolyn Maitland (Ghost) as Marian, Ashley Stillburn (The Phantom of the Opera) as Walter Hartright, Greg Castiglioni (Titanic) as Count Fosco, and Sophie Reeves (Les Miserables) as Anne.
Music Andrew Lloyd Webber | Lyrics David Zippel | Book Charlotte Jones
Director Thom Southerland | Movement Cressida Carré |Musical Supervisor Stephen Brooker | Set Designer Morgan Large | Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman | Lighting Designer Rick Fisher | Sound Designer Andrew Johnson | Casting David Grindrod Associates | Orchestrations David Cullen
The Woman in White is produced by Patrick Gracey, Steven M. Levy, and Vaughan Williams by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.
Thom Southerland’s staging although simple was incredibly effective...it’s a wonderful use of the small space of the Charing Cross theatre stage
The Reviews Hub ★★★★
"This is the first revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sweeping 2004 adaptation of Wilkie Collins’s Victorian classic, originally seen in the West End. Newly revised by Lloyd Webber and lyricist David Zippel, it’s both looking and, crucially, sounding very good"
Evening Standard ★★★★
A great opportunity to see one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic shows in an intimate setting and you’d be mad to miss it
West End Wilma ★★★★
This revival is outstanding and definitely one to catch before the end of the run in February
Theatre South East ★★★★★
The Woman in White is the perfect Christmas treat - Thom Southerland's staging is a tonic: it purrs along confidently and reclaims the piece as a work for a small theatre
Whats on Stage ★★★★
The wonderful cast were on sparkling form - one of the great Victorian stories is finally enhanced by song in this entertaining, revised musical
Everything Theatre ★★★★
All the singing is unusually magnificent - another triumphant opening for Charing Cross Theatre's Artistic Director Tom Southerland
Remote Goat ★★★★
One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's best works
Daily Express ★★★★
A glittering revival beautifully directed and performed - a Christmas and New Year treat for everyone
Reviews Gate ★★★★★
Across the board, the singing here is exquisite and not bettered in any show currently playing in London - this is a true tour-de-force
Live Theatre UK ★★★★
Thom Southerland’s production is sophisticated and haunting, harmonious and elegant with a beautiful score - a real pleasure to watch
Love London Love Culture ★★★★
Another triumph for director, Thom Southerland's quest to find, adapt and breathe new life into half-forgotten works - go and wallow in this sumptuous spectacle for ears and eyes
Broadway World ★★★★
One of director Thom Southerland's finest to date... grab your seat, pull close to the tellers and let their rediscovered gem glitter for you this holiday season