Queen of the Mist - Jack Studio Theatre
Monday 18 February 2019
Musicals - Off-West End - Shows
The UK professional premiere of 'Queen of the Mist' explores the fickle world of celebrity and sensationalism at the turn of the century, with an unconventional heroine determined not to live an ordinary life.
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Pint of Wine Theatre Company will be producing the UK professional premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen of the Mist at the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April.
Queen of the Mist is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Annie 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.
The story explores the fickle world of celebrity and sensationalism at the turn of the century with an unconventional heroine determined not to live an 'ordinary life'.
With a score that incorporates turn of the century themes with Michael John LaChiusa's insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.
The cast includes Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre) as Anna Edson Taylor, with 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 (Choir of Man, Edinburgh Fringe and World Tour).
This production marks the UK Professional Premiere of the show and features direction from Dom O'Hanlon and award-winning Jordan Li-Smith (The Assassination Of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd) and Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre) as musical director.
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.
Pint of Wine Theatre Company is an innovative theatre company providing opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to challenge the conventions on how theatre should be presented.
The company is presenting Queen of the Mist on an Equity Fringe Contract in support of their Professional Made Professionally Paid initiative.
Queen of the Mist is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who 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.
Trudi Camilleri as Anna Edson Taylor
Author: Michael John LaChiusa
Composer: Michael John LaChiusa
Lyricist: Michael John LaChiusa
Director: Dom O'Hanlon
Designer: Tara Usher
Costume designer: Lemington Ridley
Musical direction: Jordan Li-Smith
Lighting: Bethany Gupwell
Sound: Adrian Jeakins
Production: Blake Klein, Pint of Wine Theatre Company
From: Tuesday 9 April 2019
Closes: Saturday 27 April 2019
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