NEWS: Queen of the Mist to Play at Charing Cross Theatre

Pint of Wine Theatre Company have confirmed that its production of  Michael John LaChiusa’s musical will play at Charing Cross Theatre from the 15th August.

Following a run at the Jack Studio Theatre in April, it has been announced that Michael John LaChiusa’s musical based on the life of Anna Edson Taylor will play at the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited season from the 15th August.

Queen Of The Mist, is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who in 1901 on her 63rd birthday set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.

Directed by  Dom O’Hanlon, the cast for the production is led by Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime, Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre) as Anna Edson Taylor. She will be joined on stage by Will Arundell (Mack & Mabel, London Musical Theatre Orchestra), Emily Juler (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Stockwell Playhouse), Emma Ralston(Bananaman: The Musical, Southwark Playhouse), Tom Blackmore (Grindr: The Opera, Above the Stag), Conor McFarlane (Assassins, Pleasance Theatre) and Andrew Carter .

Meanwhile, the creative team for the production includes set design by Tara Usher, lighting design by Bethany Gupwell and sound design by Adrian Jeakins. Production management is by Daniel Gosselin and the musical is produced by Blake Klein for Pint of Wine Theatre Company.

The original 2011 Off-Broadway production of Queen of the Mist won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical. It features music and lyrics by  five-time Tony Award-nominated Composer, Lyricist and Librettist Michael John LaChiusa, whose other works include The Wild Party, Marie Christine and Chronicle of a Death 

Queen of the Mist will play at Charing Cross Theatre from the 15th August until the 5th October.

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