Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre tickets
Titanic at Charing Cross Theatre tickets

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Overview

The story of the Titanic is one of the most legendary of all time. This production of the musical at the Charing Cross Theatre retells the personal stories of those on board.

Late at night on 14th April 1912, the RMS Titanic while on her maiden voyages from Southampton to New York collided with an iceberg. Despite being the largest ship of its time and described as ‘unsinkable’, the Titanic slowly took on water before plunging to the bottom of the ocean, killing more than 1,500 of the 2,224 people on board.

The people on board the Titanic came from all ranges of life, from some of the richest people in the world and millionaire barons to poor migrants who have spent the little money they had on trying to find a new life in America.

This new production takes the real life stories of those passengers and turns them into a stunning musical. Unaware of the fate that awaits them, the Third Class migrants dream of a life in America that is better than what they currently have, the newly-enfranchised Second Class desire to achieve the lives of the famous and rich, while the millionaire First Class simply want their decedent lives lasting forever.

Titanic, the musical, was originally created in 1997 with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, best known for his musicals Nine and Grand Hotel, and book by Peter Stone, best known for co-writing many popular films including Charade and Father Goose.

The original Broadway musical won 5 Tony awards, including Best Musical, before going on a US tour and also playing around the world. This new London production is directed by Thom Southerland (Death Takes A Holiday, Ragtime and Allegro) and previously ran to great acclaim at Southwark Playhouse, including receiving the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production, Broadway World UK Award for Best Fringe/Regional Musical, as well as 4 Off West End Awards including Best Musical Production.

Titanic ran at the Charing Cross Theatre in summer 2016, receiving glowing four and five star reviews from the critics.

Recommended for

This is a small musical production that really packs a punch, perfect for those who enjoy underground shows that are a bit different to the normal West End fare.

With the true historic stories of Titanic passengers at its heart, Titanic is also a musical perfect for anyone who has ever become intrigued by the personal level of the legendary sinking, as well as the boat’s status as a microcosm of early 20th century society.

Age Recommendations: Recommended 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Opened: 28 May 2016
Press night: 06 May 2016
Booking from: 13 Aug 2016
Booking until: 13 Aug 2016

Location and map

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

63 Reviews Add review

I'd heard of Titanic The Musical from years ago, and had been sceptical as to how they would turn such a tragic event into a music... More

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

I'd heard of Titanic The Musical from years ago, and had been sceptical as to how they would turn such a tragic event into a musical production effectively. When sitting in the theatre you immediately feel like you're on the ship - from the stage design, to the overhang of the balconies on either side (which look like upper decks on a cruise ship), to the early 1900's style lamps that hang overhead, so this was definitely a great choice of venue for this show. As soon as the show started I was shocked at the large size of the cast - even though everyone plays multiple characters it's done in such a way that it feels like Titanic is full of people, and the opening numbers which are performed back to back are the most memorable of the show, finishing up with the incredible 'Godspeed Titanic' (I haven't stopped listening to the soundtrack since I got home!). The rest of the show keeps up great pace and does well in making you fall in love with the character before the inevitable happens. This might sound sadistic, but my only criticism of the show is I could have done with a bit more peril and panic - there are only a few small moments where the extent of the disaster is shown - some more use of lighting and noise to make you really feel like you're on a sinking ship would have added more excitement. The vocal talent from everyone on stage was on par with anything I have seen in the West End 'proper', and the chemistry between the couples in the story felt very real. Overall I thought the show exceeded my expectations hugely and will definitely be going back before the season ends.

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Best show currently in the West End. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves t... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show currently in the West End. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves the auditorium with dry eyes, as they do the score justice with beautiful harmonies and great acting. The show focuses more on it's passengers than on the legend Titanic itself, so you see the story of passengers from first to third class, bellboys, the captain, the owner and the builder. This leads to a great storyline of class-differences, love, hate, guilt, and shame. The cast is unbelievably talented and as Titanic is an ensemble piece, it's amazing to see how they built the whole show together, although there's enough little moments where the cast can grab their own moment and wow the audience a little more. The staging is done very clever, using light in a smart way to outline the differences between classes, and sound and light combined makes you think you're on a (sinking) ship. To me this was already one of the highlights of the year, although there's a lot more to come. This cast blew me away, and the score never get's old. Already hoping for a revival!

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show currently in the West End. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves ... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show currently in the West End. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves the auditorium with dry eyes, as they do the score justice with beautiful harmonies and great acting. The show focuses more on it's passengers than on the legend Titanic itself, so you see the story of passengers from first to third class, bellboys, the captain, the owner and the builder. This leads to a great storyline of class-differences, love, hate, guilt, and shame. The cast is unbelievably talented and as Titanic is an ensemble piece, it's amazing to see how they built the whole show together, although there's enough little moments where the cast can grab their own moment and wow the audience a little more. The staging is done very clever, using light in a smart way to outline the differences between classes, and sound and light combined makes you think you're on a (sinking) ship. Although you only have a couple more days, please go and see this. You'll miss out if you don't.

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show currently in the West End. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves t... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show currently in the West End. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves the auditorium with dry eyes, as they do the score justice with beautiful harmonies and great acting. The show focuses more on it's passengers than on the legend Titanic itself, so you see the story of passengers from first to third class, bellboys, the captain, the owner and the builder. This leads to a great storyline of class-differences, love, hate, guilt, and shame. The cast is unbelievably talented and as Titanic is an ensemble piece, it's amazing to see how they built the whole show together, although there's enough little moments where the cast can grab their own moment and wow the audience a little more. The staging is done very clever, using light in a smart way to outline the differences between classes, and sound and light combined makes you think you're on a (sinking) ship. Although you only have a couple more days, please go and see this. You'll miss out if you don't.

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Simply one of the best show i've seen in years! Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no o... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Simply one of the best show i've seen in years! Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves the auditorium with dry eyes, as they do the score justice with beautiful harmonies and great acting. The show focuses more on it's passengers than on the legend Titanic itself, so you see the story of passengers from first to third class, bellboys, the captain, the owner and the builder. This leads to a great storyline of class-differences, love, hate, guilt, and shame. The cast is unbelievably talented and as Titanic is an ensemble piece, it's amazing to see how they built the whole show together, although there's enough little moments where the cast can grab their own moment and wow the audience a little more. The staging is done very clever, using light in a smart way to outline the differences between classes, and sound and light combined makes you think you're on a (sinking) ship. Gonna miss this cast a lot!

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show I've seen in years. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves the audi... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Best show I've seen in years. Maury Yestons' score is goosebumpy beautiful and the cast will make sure that no one leaves the auditorium with dry eyes, as they do the score justice with beautiful harmonies and great acting. The show focuses more on it's passengers than on the legend Titanic itself, so you see the story of passengers from first to third class, bellboys, the captain, the owner and the builder. This leads to a great story line of class-differences, love, hate, guilt, and shame. The cast is unbelievably talented and as Titanic is an ensemble piece, it's amazing to see how they built the whole show together, although there's enough little moments where the cast can grab their own moment and wow the audience a little more. The staging is done very clever, using light in a smart way to outline the differences between classes, and sound and light combined makes you think you're on a (sinking) ship. Revival yes please?! :)

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

For a production that doesn’t have the budget or the stage of many of the much larger West End shows, Titanic definitely manages t... More

shaun 5"10, 99 reviews, 2 helpful votes

For a production that doesn’t have the budget or the stage of many of the much larger West End shows, Titanic definitely manages to hold its own. The cast all put on impressive performances and despite a rather bare set consisting of a few rails and ladders, they certainly capture the sense of a large ship bustling with passengers. The musical itself still feels rather week however. The songs all feel a bit clichéd, the focus on class divides overdone and lacking subtlety, while the plethora of characters stops you from ever becoming too attached to individuals. Overall, good and worth a watch, but not the best.

shaun 5"10, 99 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Beautiful, gorgeous show! Titanic was designed to be a grand spectacle of a show, so you would think the stripped down chamber ver... More

YankInLondon 5'5", 31 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Beautiful, gorgeous show! Titanic was designed to be a grand spectacle of a show, so you would think the stripped down chamber version wouldn't work, but the original version at Southwark Playhouse became one of my favourite theatrical experiences ever. The transfer to Charing Cross does not disappoint. The intimacy of the small theatre heightens the emotions of the plot, and the gorgeous music soars from the talented cast. I cannot recommend this show enough!

YankInLondon 5'5", 31 reviews, 1 helpful vote

In my opinion the best show around these days. The insanely talented cast makes me cry everytime I see it, as they translate the b... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

In my opinion the best show around these days. The insanely talented cast makes me cry everytime I see it, as they translate the beautiful score in such a way, you feel like you're part of the whole experience. Although the theatre is small, and the set is quite minimal they work their way around it and take you on an emotional journey that ends somewhere between land and sea. Using the whole theatre, the set, props, and their talent to the max. Please go and see this show! :)

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes