The Hampstead theatre has announced the full casting for its upcoming production of Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical.
Directed by Michael Longhurst and following a successful run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, full casting for the upcoming run Caroline Or Change has been confirmed.
The production will see Sharon D.Clarke reprising her role as Caroline Thibodeaux in this new run. She will be joined by Naana Agyei-Ampuda, Alastair Brookshaw, Angela Caesar, Me’sha Bryan, Sue Kelvin, Teddy Kempner, Ako Mitchell, Abiona Omonua, Vincent Pirillo, Carole Stennett, Sharon Rose, Lauren Ward and T’Shan Williams.
1963. In quiet Lake Charles, Louisiana, the destruction of a Confederate statue might just signal that change is in the air… But, whatever the progress of the civil rights movement, in the Gellman household things seem just the same – for now at least. Eight year old Noah, heartbroken by the death of his mother and his father’s remarriage, sneaks down to the basement to spend time with the black maid he idolises, Caroline Thibodeaux: Caroline who runs everything. Whilst the basement may seem a fantastical place – even the appliances have a voice of their own – Caroline’s work there is repetitive and badly paid. But when Mrs Gellman comes up with a way for her to take a little more money home, the consequences for Caroline and Noah’s relationship are not what anybody might have expected…
This Olivier-Award winning musical will feature designs by Fly Davis, choreography by Ann Yee, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Paul Arditti.
Caroline, Or Change will play at the Hampstead Theatre from the 12th March until the 21st April. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/whats-on/2018/caroline-or-change/