Book Now The Fabulist

THE FABULIST -- named after the term many top-tier magicians use to describe themselves -- is a romantic musical comedy set in a movie studio in Tuscany in 1929. A wandering fabulist, Agrofontido, is smitten with the eccentric screenwriter Clarice and seeks her hand. Unfortunately, the characters find that romance can get complicated in a hurry. James Farwell wrote the book and lyrics, which are based on Antonio Paisiello's opera THE IMAGINARY ASTROLOGER. Written for Catherine the Great, it was her favorite opera. Paisiello, who heavily influenced Rossini but has a lighter tone, was the favourite composer of both her and Napoleon, for whom he composed the coronation music. His style is joyous and uplifting.

Julian - Dan Smith
Count Petronius - James Paterson
Cardinal Bandini - Stuart Pendred
Pupuppini - Constantine Andronikou
Clarice - Reka Jonas
Cassandra - Lily De La Haye
Alternate Julian - Jack Holton
Alternate: Cassandra and Clarice - Marienella Phillips

Book & Lyrics: James P. Farwell
Music: Giovanni Paisello
Director: John Walton
Musical Director & Orchestrator: Bobby Goulder
Set & Costume Designer: David Shields
Lighting Designer: Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson
Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson
Movement Director: Sean Kempton
Magic Consultant: Harry De Cruz
Casting Director: Debbie O’Brien
Producer: Steven M Levy for Charing Cross Theatre Productions

Dates & Times

12 August - 21 September
Tues - Sat 7.30pm
Wed matinee 2.30pm
Sat matinee 3pm
Sun matinee 3pm

Additional performance Monday 12th August - 7.30pm

There is no show Wednesday 14th August matinee 14:30, Sunday 18th August 15:00 or Tuesday 20th August 19:30.


Stalls £45.00
Rear of Stalls £35.00
Balcony £20

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For access bookings, please call the Box Office on 08444 930 650
For access patrons arriving by car or taxi, please call us the day before the performance and we can supply an access code for Villiers Street

There is a £2.50 booking fee charged per ticket on phone and internet orders, and 50p restoration levy charged on all tickets. Box office at venue open to personal callers from 2 hours before the curtain time for every performance.

Tel: 08444 930 650

Performance Schedule