The musical is set to begin performances at the Apollo Theatre on the 7th October 2023.
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End premiere of The Time Traveller’s Wife, which will begin performances this October. Joining the previously announced David Hunter (Henry) and Joanna Woodward (Clare) will be Tim Mahendran as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe as Charisse and Ross Dawes as Henry’s Dad.
Tim Mahendran played the regular role of Nelly in Channel 4’s comedy The Horne Section last year and previously appeared in Channel 4’s Stath Lets Flats. He made his professional debut in Spring Awakening, directed by Luke Sheppard, before playing Raj in The Midnight Children for Chichester Festival Theatre and Francois in the original cast of & Juliet in the West End.
Hiba Elchikhe’s credits include Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End & LA), Millennials (The Other Palace), Secretary in Lift (Southwark Playhouse), Brooklyn in Brooklyn The Musical (Greenwich Theatre), Fiver (Southwark Playhouse), Antony & Cleopatra (National Theatre), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Australia), Mrs Santiago/Understudy Molly in Ghost the Musical (Asia) and The Sound Of Music: Live (ITV).
Ross Dawes can currently be seen in Disney’s Newsies at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. His West End credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Girl from the North Country, the original cast of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Shrek the Musical, Passion, Spamalot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starlight Express and Saturday Night Fever.
The cast named so far are reprising their roles they played in Chester in October 2022.
Based on the best selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line Cinema film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, the musical features a 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.
Henry and Clare’s 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.
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