It has been confirmed that the world premiere of the musical based on novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin will open in the West End this year.
Producer Colin Ingram (Back to the Future the Musical, Grease the Musical) has confirmed that The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical will open for performances at the Apollo Theatre on the 7th October, following a run at the Storyhouse in Chester in October 2022.
Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the musical features book by Lauren Gunderson, original music and lyrics by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart and additional music by Nick Finlow and additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan.
It has also been announced that David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots) will star in the production as Henry, with Joanna Woodward ( Zombies: The Musical and Confessions) playing Clare. Further casting has yet to be confirmed.
Talking about the news Colin Ingram said: “After six years developing this show and an extremely successful try-out in Chester, we are so delighted to present the world premiere of a new British musical based on such a beloved book. This confident, clever and charming musical by British rock royalty Dave Stewart and Joss Stone shows off their musicianship and director Bill Buckhurst and his creative team have created an incredible world to tell this cherished story in the most powerful and emotional way.”
Their relationship is like no other. And yet, it’s like all others. Clare is a talented sculptor and Henry is – well – a time traveller. They meet, fall in love, and marry – but not in that order. Flung apart by time but united by love, Henry is always trying to get back to Clare. Their journey is one of resilience, impossibilities, and trying to hold on to each other when everything is pulling you apart.
The creative team behind the production includes: designs by Anna Fleischle,choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher, video design by Andrzej Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Malcolm Edmonstone and wigs, hair and make-up design by Susanna Peretz. Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting. It will be produced by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Teresa Tsai, Crossroads Live, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.
To find out more and to book tickets visit: https://timetravellerswife.com/