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European premiere of a new chamber version of Broadway musical TITANIC to set sail at Southwark Playhouse in July


Danielle Tarento in association with Southwark Playhouse presents



Music and Lyrics by MAURY YESTON
Book by PETER STONE
Presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc. New York

Director Thom Southerland
Musical Staging Cressida Carre
Musical Director Mark Aspinall
Set/Costume Designer David Woodhead 
Lighting Designer Howard Hudson
Sound Designer Andrew Johnson
Producer and Casting Director Danielle Tarento

“The greatest American Musical to have been written in 15 years”
Sheridan Morley, The Spectator

The creative team behind the acclaimed Southwark Playhouse musicals, Parade, Mack & Mabel and Victor/Victoria, are returning to the venue to present the European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Titanic.

Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, it will run for a 6-week season at Southwark Playhouse, from Friday 26 July - Saturday 31 August. 

In the final hour of 14th April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and “the unsinkable ship” slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives.

Based on actual characters aboard the greatest ship in the world, Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel, Phantom) and Peter Stone's stunning musical focuses on their hopes and aspirations. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class immigrants dream of a better life in America, the newly-enfranchised Second Class dream of achieving the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and the millionaire Barons of the First Class dream of their hegemony lasting forever. 

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.

Cast to be announced.

Director Thom Southerland was longlisted Best Newcomer in the 2011 Evening Standard Awards for Parade. He was named Best Director at the 2011 The Offies - Off West End Theatre Awards - for Me and Juliet at the Finborough. He directed  Victor/Victoria, Mack & Mabel and Parade (Southwark Playhouse); Daisy Pulls It Off, Irving Berlin's Call Me Madam! (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); the European premiere of I Sing!, Divorce Me, Darling!, Annie Get Your Gun, The Pajama Game and sold-out all-male adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore and The Mikado (Union); Noël and Gertie (Cockpit); the European premiere of The Unsinkable Molly Brown (Landor);  and the European premiere of State Fair (Finbourough & transfer to Trafalgar Studios).

Titanic is produced by Danielle Tarento (winner Best Producer at the 2012 Offies). She also produced Victor/Victoria, Mack & Mabel, Parade and Company at Southwark Playhouse; Taboo (Brixton Clubhouse); The Pitchfork Disney (Arcola); Burlesque, Drowning on Dry Land (Jermyn Street); Noël and Gertie (Cockpit). She is co-founder of the Menier Chocolate Factory and co-produced all in-house shows 2004- 2006, including Sunday In The Park With George, which received a West End transfer and 5 Olivier awards.

LISTINGS INFO

Titanic

Southwark Playhouse
77-85 Newington Causeway  
London
SE1 6BD

Box Office: 020 7407 0234

Nearest Tubes: Elephant and Castle and Borough

Friday 26 July - Saturday 31 August

Monday - Saturday at 8.00pm
Saturday matinee at 3.30pm

Press night: Wednesday 31 July at 8.00pm

Tickets: £22.00, concessions £18.00
Previews (26 - 30 July) all seats £10

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