The first production in Thom Southerland’s first season as Artistic Director at the Charing Cross Theatre, returns to London for the first time since its critically acclaimed run at the Southwark Playhouse.
When the London premiere of the Broadway musical Titanic took place at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013, it quickly became popular with critics and audiences alike, going on to win several Best Musical awards as well as a range of four and five star ratings from critics.
Now it arrives back in London, this time for a ten week season at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 28th May to the 6th August with director Thom Southerland once again directing.
Southerland is an up and coming director, whose credits includes the recent sold-out European premiere of Grey Gardens, starring Jenna Russell and Sheila Hancock at the Southwark Playhouse.
Talking about Titanic’s return to London, Southerland said: “I am incredibly excited that Titanic will set sail for London again. Having created the production in the intimate setting of Southwark Playhouse, it will be wonderful to see Maury Yeston’s epic musical at such close proximity again.”
The show is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M. Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams. It will feature sets and costumes by David Woodhead, lighting designed by Howard Hudson and sound designed by Andrew Johnson – with cast yet to be confirmed.
In the final hour of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century.1517 men, women and children lost their lives.