The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre tickets
The Woman in White at Charing Cross Theatre tickets

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Overview

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier-Award nominated musical, The Woman in White, returns to the West End this winter. Adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller this emotive, spine-tingling musical will debut Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s exciting revised score for the piece, playing a limited run at the Charring Cross Theatre from November.

The story follows Walter Hartright, whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a mysterious woman clothed in white, frantic to reveal a disturbing secret. Soon Walter takes up work as a drawing master to Laura Fairlie and her half-sister Marian.

Walter begins to fall for the beautiful Laura but a chilling intrigue falls upon him as he detects the likeness of the peculiar woman in white in Laura’s face. The two’s burgeoning romance is upset by her engagement to the sinister Sir Percival Glyde. There begins exhilarating race to find the truth of the clandestine connection between Laura, Sir Percival, and the woman in white.

First premiering at the Palace Theatre in 2004, The Woman in White, opened to critical acclaim. The show now returns under the helm of rising directorial star Thom Southerland (Allegro Southwark Playhouse, Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre).

Casting includes Anna O'Byrne (The Phantom of the Opera) as Laura Fairlie, alongside Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon, Death Takes a Holiday) as Sir Percival Glyde. Further casting includes Carolyn Maitland (Ghost) as Marian, Ashley Stillburn as Walter Hartright, Greg Castiglioni as Count Fosco and Sophie Reeves as Anne.

Nominated for three consecutive Evening Standard Awards (Best Production and Best Newcomer, Mack & Mabel and Parade) Southerland’s exciting revival reunites him with set designer Morgan Large, costume designer Jonathan Lipman and sound designer Andrew Johnson, further featuring lighting design from Rick Fisher.

Adapted from Wilkie Collins’ seminal text this sensational production is set to recapture all the passion and intrigue of the original novel, playing for a strictly limited run at the Charing Cross Theatre from the 20th November 2017 until the 10th February 2018.

Recommended for

Andrew Lloyd Webber fan’s should not miss the chance to catch this exciting, original production, featuring his ever compelling score.

Age Recommendations: 10+

Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 20 Nov 2017
Press night: 04 Dec 2017
Booking from: 10 Feb 2018
Booking until: 10 Feb 2018

Location and map

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

54 Reviews Add review

The woman in white is a show that I've heard of but never seen and I was looking forward to seeing this production. I have never b... More

M4RKJONES 5'6, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The woman in white is a show that I've heard of but never seen and I was looking forward to seeing this production. I have never been disappointed by any musical seen at this theatre so I knew I was in safe hands. For a small space, the cast and crew did an incredible job of putting on a great show executed effectively through use of simple props and scenery. I didn't know what to expect from this show but I came out pleasantly surprised. Every cast member was fantastic as were the band. The music washed over the auditorium and I found myself humming tunes as I left. My only disappointment was the lack of programmes available as I was told they had 'ran out' which I found hard to believe seeing as the show only opened a few days prior to my visit. Being a theatre b/vlogger I found this to be unacceptable as I enjoy reading about cast members and referring to them in my reviews. Never the less I would highly recommend catching this show on its short run. You won't be disappointed.

M4RKJONES 5'6, 4 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is one of my favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and I was really sad it took a bit of a dive back in 2006 after only 3 ye... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 50 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This is one of my favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and I was really sad it took a bit of a dive back in 2006 after only 3 years. Have to say that in my humble opinion this production beat the pants off the original. Much more gutsy and the costume of the Woman in White was perfect. Such a clever use of the small space with sliding doors often swinging apart to reveal the ghostly woman, sending chills down my back. Singing was just beautiful, acting superb and changing of the minimal sets clever and slick. My daughter came with me having never heard of it and was blown away. She said that she was so happy she went in blind, made it all the more impactful for her. I loved this production. Go see it!!!

tapwhizz 168cm, 50 reviews, 3 helpful votes

So this was the second helping of this show for my daughter and I with only had a short run at the lovely Charing Cross Theatre wh... More

tapwhizz 168cm, 50 reviews, 3 helpful votes

So this was the second helping of this show for my daughter and I with only had a short run at the lovely Charing Cross Theatre which was perfect for this show featuring a train line as the rumbling of trains gave the show that little extra something! The entire cast was amazing, beautiful singing. Am a big fan of Anna O'Byrne who played Laura with great passion and pathos. The costumes were just lovely, set so simple but extraordinarily clever. This show really needs to be aired more frequently in the West End. Five stars all round.

tapwhizz 168cm, 50 reviews, 3 helpful votes

This show left my jaw on the floor. It was haunting, intense, dramatic; I think I forgot to move the entire time. I was on the edg... More

hannahscregg 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show left my jaw on the floor. It was haunting, intense, dramatic; I think I forgot to move the entire time. I was on the edge of my seat throughout, a brilliant piece of theatre which was also sung incredibly!

hannahscregg 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The Woman in White was a beautifully haunting show, with strong emotional performances from the whole cast. Only a few songs stoo... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

The Woman in White was a beautifully haunting show, with strong emotional performances from the whole cast. Only a few songs stood out as individual songs for me, other than that, it all felt like one continuous song. That actually at times helped to add to the mystery of the piece. Definitely one to catch if you can for something different, but not Lloyd Webber's greatest piece. It certainly works better on a smaller stage at Charing Cross than in a larger venue.

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I did not see Woman in White when it first was performed on the West End and have been waiting to see it ever since. It is very op... More

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I did not see Woman in White when it first was performed on the West End and have been waiting to see it ever since. It is very operatic in distinctive Lloyd Webber style and the story is tense the whole way through. Amazing set, great music and a very talented cast with amazing voices. The story is good but could do with a little light relief as it progresses as its a romantic thriller. If you are a Lloyd Webber fan or enjoy a good period musical - don't miss this production.

TheatreCrazyMum 5'3", 32 reviews, 1 helpful vote

An enjoyable musical with distinct Andrew Lloyd Webber music. The score in places reminded me of Phantom of the Opera and Love Nev... More

Funthing29 5"1, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

An enjoyable musical with distinct Andrew Lloyd Webber music. The score in places reminded me of Phantom of the Opera and Love Never Dies which I like so but may be too Lloyd Webber for some people. The performances were good with strong vocals although the scene changes and use of sets did feel a bit repetitive.

Funthing29 5"1, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

This production works really well in such an intimate space - there is not a bad seat to be had. The set changes were brilliant, w... More

SandyB 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This production works really well in such an intimate space - there is not a bad seat to be had. The set changes were brilliant, wonderful vocal talent on stage and the remote orchestra was first rate. I loved everything about this show, from the plot to the music; lots of dramatic tension with well timed comic moments. I was happy to see the show has 4 nominations for Offies.

SandyB 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the first revival of The Woman in White and I honestly didn't see why the show was canceled in 2004. Perhaps I need to fin... More

mayaarifia1 150cm, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is the first revival of The Woman in White and I honestly didn't see why the show was canceled in 2004. Perhaps I need to find some of the footage of the original production to compare. But, generally I really enjoyed the show and wished I had a chance to see it again.

mayaarifia1 150cm, 12 reviews, 0 helpful votes