NEWS: Casting announced for the World Premiere of The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical

This new stage adaptation based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin will premiere at the the Storyhouse in Chester.

It has been announced that David Hunter and Joanna Woodward will lead the cast as Henry and Clare in the upcoming world premiere of The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical which will play at the Storyhouse in Chester from 30th September to 15th October 2022. This limited run precedes a West End transfer, to be announced at a later date.

The newly announced cast is also set to include: Aisha Davis (UK theatre debut, with previous theatre work in Kingston, Jamaica) as Dr Kendrick, Ross Dawes (Dennis Dupree in the UK Tour of Rock of Ages) as Henry’s Dad, Hiba Elchikhe (Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in West End and Los Angeles) as Charisse, Stevie Hutchinson (UK and Chinese Tour of Ghost: The Musical and UK Tour of Oliver!) as Clare’s Dad, Tim Mahendran (Spring Awakening at Hope Mill Theatre) as Gomez, Sorelle Marsh (Vicky Monroe in Stand Up at the Floral Pavilion, Wirral, and Tessie in White Christmas at the Lowry Theatre) as Henry’s Mum, Benjamin Purkiss (Zorro in Zorro the Musical at Charing Cross Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre and   Alternate Strat in Bat Out of Hell at the London Coliseum/International Tour/Manchester Opera House)as Jason / Mark and Alwyne Taylor (won the Manchester Evening News Best Actress Award for Once in a LifetimeCompanySweet Charity and Accrington Pals at the Library Theatre and was nominated for Manchester Evening News Best Actress Award for her role as Madame Arcati inBlithe Spiritat the Oldham Coliseum) as Old Clare.  The actresses playing Young Clare will be announced shortly. 

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, at some point in time, dreaming of her time-travelling husband. 

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. 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. 

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