NEWS: Union Theatre Announces Essential Classics Season

The Phil Willmott Company will present a third annual season of topical productions at the Union Theatre from the 4th January. 


This new season will begin with a production of George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House  directed by Phil Willmott. The production will see West End and Broadway star Helen Anker taking on the role of Hesione Hushabye, who gathers the eccentric family of Captain Shotover together in their country house to save her young protégé from a marriage of convenience to an ageing industrialist.

From the 7th February, the Union Theatre will present a new musical production of Carmen, which while featuring Bizet’s unforgettable tunes, it has been reimagined as musical theatre. The production will bring to life the story of a dangerous, seductive Spanish heroine recklessly playing with her fate and that of her lovers at a time of civil unrest and political uncertainty.

The cast is set to include: Rachel Lea-Gray (Carmen) Maximilian Marston (Don José) Bronia Pearce, Ellie Ann Lowe, Jasmine Bradford, Thomas Mitchells, Pantelakis Christou, Alexander Barria, Charlotte Haines, Harry Powell, Charlotte Haines, Brett Sinclair, Chris Britton, Jack Malin, Kerry Way and  Samantha Richards. 

Meanwhile, the third and final production to be announced in the Essential Classics season is a new production of Anton Chekhov’s final masterpiece The Cherry Orchard, which will run at the theatre from the 14th March until the 7th April. The production will feature set design by Justin Williams and costume design Penn O’Gara.

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