Caroline, Or Change
Hampstead Theatre, Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
Caroline, Or Change comes to London’s Hampstead Theatre
Hampstead Theatre presents Tony Kushner’s and Jeanine Tesori’s celebrated musical Caroline, Or Change following its critically acclaimed sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre earlier this summer.
Sharon D. Clarke will reprise her role as Caroline Thibodeaux in this highly anticipated transfer which is directed by Michael Longhurst.
This Olivier Award-winning musical mixes blues, soul, Motown, classical music and Jewish folk songs to create a beautiful, uplifting and deeply moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval spurred by the civil rights movement.
Sharon D. Clarke’s award winning stage and screen work includes Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Amen Corner at the National Theatre, Ghost the Musical and We Will Rock You in the West End, and Holby City on TV.
Caroline, Or Change will run from 12 March 2018 until 21 April 2018 at Hampstead Theatre.
1963. Lake Charles, Louisiana. African American maid, Caroline Thibodeaux, earns thirty dollars a week working for the Jewish Gellman family. She is a single parent and the mother of four children.
Eight-year-old Noah Gellman visits Caroline in the basement as she works, washing and ironing. But when the boy begins leaving loose change in his laundry, his stepmother Rose devises a deterrent with revealing and far-reaching consequences.
The cast features Sharon D. Clarke.
Further casting to be announced.
Caroline, Or Change has book and lyrics by Tony Kushner with music by Jeanine Tesori.
Directed by Michael Longhurst with design by Fly Davis, choreography by Ann Yee, musical direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Paul Arditti.
★★★★★ ‘Superb’ Sunday Times
★★★★★ ‘Moving and magical’ Mail on Sunday
★★★★★ ‘Exceptional’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Profound and powerful’ Evening Standard
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Running Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes including the interval