Caroline, Or Change

Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household.
Caroline, Or Change at the Playhouse Theatre

Image: Hampstead Theatre


Genre: Musical
Venue: Playhouse Theatre
Started: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Closed: Saturday 2 March 2019
Running time:2 hrs 35 mins (inc interval)
Age suitability: Not available


Don't miss the extraordinary and joyously original Caroline, Or Change, as the five-star, Olivier award-winning musical transfers to the West End this November following sell-out runs at the Chichester Festival and Hampstead Theatres.

Written by Tony Kushner, author of legendary play Angels in America, and with an exceptional, soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, Or Change stars Sharon D. Clarke in an astonishing "virtuoso performance. To watch her seems a privilege" (The Times).

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Caroline, Or Change is a playful, funny, and deeply moving tale set to a score that hits new heights of emotion, in a production that always delights with imagination.

Note: The role of Caroline will be played by Naana Agyei-Ampadu

on the following dates - 21 January, 28 January and 4 February 2019.


Louisiana, 1963.

Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household.

It's a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can.

Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline's pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach …


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Previews from:Tuesday 20 November 2018

Press night:Wednesday 28 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 2 March 2019

Performance days & times


Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm



Thursday - 2-30pm (from 6 Dec)

Saturday - 2-30pm



From £22


Caroline Thibodeaux - Sharon D. Clarke

Naana Agyei-Ampadu

Keisha Amponsa Banson

Alastair Brookshaw

Me'sha Bryan

Angela Caesar

Dujonna Gift-Simms

Sue Kelvin

Teddy Kempner

Ako Mitchell

Abiona Omonua

Vincent Pirillo

Tanisha Spring

Lauren Ward

Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong

Zalika Henry

Laura Medforth

Timothy Quinlan

Teddy Wills


Isaac Forward

Aaron Gelkoff

Jack Meredith


Mark Mwangi

Kenya Sandy

Jeremiah Waysome


Josiah Choto

David Dube

Raphael Higgins-Hume


Author: Tony Kushner
Composer: Jeanine Tesori
Lyricist: Tony Kushner
Director: Michael Longhurst
Designer: Fly Davis
Musical direction: Nigel Lilley
Choreography: Ann Yee
Lighting: Jack Knowles
Sound: Paul Arditti
Production: Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions and Rupert Gavin in association with Hampstead Theatre - Chichester Festival Theatre Production

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