Queen of the Mist at Charing Cross Theatre tickets
Queen of the Mist at Charing Cross Theatre tickets

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About the show

After premiering at the Jack Studio Theatre in a sold-out run earlier this year, Pint of Wine Theatre Company's production of Queen of the Mist is to transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre for a limited run.

The story centres around the astounding true story of Anna Edson Taylor who, on her 63rd birthday in 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. With a score that combines turn of the century themes with Michael John LaChiusa's own engaging style, Queen of the Mist is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.

Writer and composer Michael John LaChiusa is perhaps best known for his 2000 musical The Wild Party, the book for which was co-written with George C. Wolfe, and which was nominated for seven Tony’s and three Drama Desk Awards. Queen of the Mist’s original 2011 Off-Broadway production won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

All of the original UK cast will reprise their roles for the upcoming run.  Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime, Death Takes a Holiday) stars as Anna Edson Taylor, with Will Arundell (Mack and Mabel), Emily Juler (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Emma Ralston (Bananaman: The Musical), Tom Blackmore (Grindr: The Opera), Conor McFarlane (Assassins) and Andrew Carter (The Choir of Man) completing the cast. Dom O'Hanlon directs, with musical supervision by Jordan Li-Smith and musical direction by Connor Fogel. A UK cast recording is also to be released in the run up to opening night.

A tale of derring-do and of a woman who risked the ultimate sacrifice to save herself, Queen of the Mist runs at the Charing Cross theatre from 15 August 2019.

Recommended for

Any history buffs will be sure to enjoy this unusual tale, and fans of Michael John LaChiusa’s previous work won’t want to miss it either.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes (incl. interval)
Opened: 15 Aug 2019
Press night: 19 Aug 2019
Booking from: 04 Oct 2019
Booking until: 30 Sep 2019

Location and map

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street
London, WC2N 6NG

9 Reviews Add review

Went to see this show with my daughter just a few weeks ago. We loved it so much we decided to see it again before the run closed.... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 74 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Wow, what an amazing show! Never ceases to amaze me how musicals of interesting historical events come to life. Wonderful, classical... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 74 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Evelyne 41 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I have to say I was a bit bored by this show as I was waiting for something spectacular to happen and it was quite a dull storyline.... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

The staging was once again using a central set with audience on two sides which meant that at times actors had their backs to part... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 82 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A very strange show. Story of Anna Edson Taylor, the lady that went over Niagara Falls in a barrel - a difficult story for a stage... More

LWH 5"4, 28 reviews, 0 helpful votes

TheatreQueen 170cm, 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The first half of the story was ok, but the second half was a mess.

TheatreQueen 170cm, 20 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Sadly although it's a good basis for a story I found the musical to be about 45 minutes overlong and at times the lead sang flat.

jeanettemartin 5' 3", 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote