the woman in whiteThom Southerland (Titanic, Grey Gardens, Grand Hotel) is to direct the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical The Woman in White at London's Charing Cross Theatre for  a strictly limited 12-week season from 20th November-10th February 2018.

The Woman in White is produced by Patrick Gracey, Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.

It is  tempestuous tale of love, betrayal and greed, adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller, this is the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s revised score.

Walter Hartright’s life is changed forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, desperate to reveal her chilling secret. When he takes up his position as drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, Marian, he sees in Laura’s face an eerie reflection of the forlorn creature he met previously. Walter and Laura’s feelings for each other are thwarted by her engagement to the sinister Sir Percival Glyde. What is the connection between, Laura, Sir Percival, and the woman in white? Can true love prevail?

Southerland said the new Woman In White will be leaner (cuts have been made to the music and libretto; and the problematic second act has been streamlined) and more intimate — and€ not just because the Charing Cross is a fraction of the size of the Palace Theatre where it was last performed.

Principal casting news fo far is that Chris Peluso is to play sinister Sir Percival Glyde with Greg Castiglioni as Count Fosco, Carolyn Maitland as Marian Halcombe, Anna O’Byrne as Laura Fairlie, Sophie Reeves as Anne Catherick, and Ashley Stillburn as Walter Hartright.

Creatives: Music Andrew Lloyd Webber | Lyrics David Zippel | Book Charlotte Jones
Director Thom Southerland | Movement Cressida Carré | Set Designer Morgan Large | Costume Designer Jonathan Lipman | Lighting Designer Rick Fisher | Sound Designer  Andrew Johnson | Casting David Grindrod Associates | Orchestrations David Cullen