NEWS: The Time Traveller’s Wife Musical to Premiere at Storyhouse Chester

The musical based on he best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin will premiere at the theatre from the 30th September until the 15th October.

The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical will receive its world premiere at the Storyhouse in Chester for a two week run ahead of a West End transfer – details of which have yet to be announced. The Box Office for the Storyhouse members is now open and it will open to non-members from 12:00 noon on the 21st February.

Featuring a book by Lauren Gunderson, the musical is set to include original music and lyrics by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart and additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan and is based on the best selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. The production is set to be directed by Bill Buckhurst and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher, video design by Andrjez Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow and orchestrations by Bryan Crook. Casting will be by Stuart Burt CDG. It will be produced by by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Teresa Tsai and Crossroads Live, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.

Henry and Clare’s love story is like no other and yet like all others; they meet, flirt, fight, love, marry… but all out of order.  Henry is often and uncontrollably ripped out of time, because he suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets, pulling him into his past or future, vanishing before one’s eyes, never knowing where or when he’s going next.  Except he knows he’ll always come back to Clare, whether she’s 5 years old playing in a field or 85, dreaming of her time-travelling husband. 

Dave Stewart and Joss Stone said of working together on the new musical, “We have been on many crazy adventures together but we’ve never ‘Time Travelled’ till meeting Lauren Gunderson.  Writing these songs together whilst being in different locations on different time zones has been a trip (literally), throwing us into an eddy of emotive melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics to go with the push and pull of this unusual love story.  We all time travel in our relationships and in our lives in general, but to write something that people will see and hear happening live on stage is thrilling to imagine, and hearing Bill Buckhurst’s interpretations of Lauren’s script for stage as we went along has been so inspiring.”

Further details about the production including the cast have yet to be confirmed.

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