Queen of the Mist
Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Road, London SE4 2DH
9th April to 27th April 2019
Based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 on her 63rd birthday, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel, ‘Queen of the Mist’ is an award-winning musical with words and music by Michael John LaChiusa.
Featuring a soaring score, the show incorporates themes of celebrity and sensationalism with LaChiusa’s insightful, engaging style, to tell the story of a woman who risked death so that she could live.
The 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.
This production, directed by Dom O’Hanlon and with musical direction from Jordan Li-Smith (The Assassination Of Katie Hopkins (Theatr Clwyd), Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre), is staged in April (9th – 27th) at the Jack Studio Theatre in Brockley (www.brockleyjack.co.uk) . Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre) is Anna Edson Taylor, supported by a talented ensemble cast who take on the roles of the many characters in the life of this unconventional heroine, determined not to live an ordinary life.
With Will Arundell (Mack & Mabel, London Musical Theatre Orchestra), Emily Juler (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Stockwell Playhouse), Emma Ralston (Bananaman: The Musical, Southwark Playhouse), Tom Blackmore (Grindr: The Opera, Above the Stag), Conor McFarlane (Assassins,Pleasance Theatre) and Andrew Carter (Choir of Man, Edinburgh Fringe and World Tour).
Tuesday 9 – Saturday 27 April 2019 at 7.30pm
No performances: Sundays and Mondays
Tickets: £16, £13 conc, suitable for 14+.