The Time Traveller's Wife

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The Time Traveller’s Wife: A New Musical is the thrilling new show based on Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling novel The Time Traveller’s Wife, and the hit movie.

The Time Traveller’s Wife is a heart-racing and devastatingly theatrical journey like no other, starring West End favourites David Hunter (Waitress)  as Henry and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman) as Clare.

The show is brought to spectacular life on stage with music and lyrics by multi-Grammy Award winners and global music superstars Joss Stone and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, and from the acclaimed West End producers of Back to The Future and Ghost.

The Time Traveller’s Wife is a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it.  The musical weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years. 

Their love story is like no other. And yet, it’s like all others. They meet, fall in love and marry – but not in that order. Henry travels through time and through Clare’s past, present and future. Their love is the ultimate test and the greatest of romances, beset with surprises, pain and adventures.

The Time Traveller’s Wife is playing at the Apollo Theatre in London, and must end on 24 February 2024.

What's the story of The Time Traveller’s Wife?

The story is about Henry and Clare’s love story, an ordinary love story but that is like no other: they meet, flirt, fight, love, marry… but all out of order. Henry is often and uncontrollably ripped out of time, because he suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets, pulling him into his past or future, vanishing before one’s eyes, never knowing where or when he’s going next. Except he knows he’ll always come back to Clare, whether she’s 5 years old playing in a field or 85, dreaming of her time-travelling husband.

Who is in the cast of The Time Traveller’s Wife?

The cast for the West End production includes West End leading man David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) as Henry, alongside Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Clare.

Also featuring Tim Mahendran (& Juliet) as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Charisse, Ross Dawes (Disney’s Newsies, The Phantom of the Opera) as Henry’s Dad,  Sorelle Marsh (Mamma Mia!) as Henry’s Mum, Alwyne Taylor (Claus) as the Librarian, Irfan Damani (The SpongeBob Musical) as Clare’s Dad, Alexandra Doar (Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Clare’s Mum, Alex Lodge (The Osmonds) as Jason/Mark, and Helena Pipe (Blues For An Alabama Sky) as Dr Kendrick.

Also in the cast are Billie Hardy, Daniel George-Wright, Serina Mathew, Nathaniel Purnell and Bobby Windebank. The role of Young Clare and Alba will be shared by Ava Critchell, Lily Hanna, Poppy Pawson and Holly-Jade Roberts.

Who are the creative team of The Time Traveller’s Wife?

The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical is based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the acclaimed film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. The musical has a book by acclaimed US playwright Lauren Gunderson, and original music and lyrics by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart. Additional lyrics are by Kait Kerrigan.

The production is directed by Bill Buckhurst and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Rory Beaton and Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher, video design by Andrzej Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, sound FX design by Pete Malkin, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Malcolm Edmonstone and wigs, hair and make-up design by Susanna Peretz.  Casting is by Grindrod Burton Casting. 

The show is produced in the West End by Colin Ingram, InTheatre Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Teresa Tsai, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Crossroads Live.

Joss Stone is a Grammy and Brit award-winning singer-songwriter, having released seven studio albums since she secured a record deal at 15 and released her critically acclaimed debut album, The Soul Sessions. In 2019, she completed her most audacious project to date, The Total World Tour, in which she has performed a gig and collaborated with local artists in over 200 countries around the world. Dave Stewart is the award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, producer and Eurythmics co-founder, recognised as one of the most respected and accomplished talents in the music industry today with a music career spanning four decades and over 100 million album sales.


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Reviews of The Time Traveller’s Wife

"Watchable and fun" - TimeOut
"Sparks with moments of emotional intensity" - The Independent
"Wonderful set pieces" - The Guardian
"This’ll have you weeping" - i News
"Dazzling staging" - What's On Stage

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Performance dates
Booking to 24 February 2024
Age restrictions
11+
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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The Time Traveller’s Wife musical to close early at the West End’s Apollo Theatre
New West End musical The Time Traveller's Wife has posted early closing notices at the Apollo Theatre in London. The show was originally booking to 30 March 2024, but will now close on 24 February 2024. Anyone who has purchased tickets after 24 February will be contacted by their ticketing provider. Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller's Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics. The shows's book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics). Reviews for The Time Traveller's Wife were mainly positive, if not glowing. Last Sunday, 7 January, the show celebrated 100 performances in the West End. The show stars David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) as Henry and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Clare, along with Tim Mahendran (& Juliet) as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie ) as Charisse, Ross Dawes (Disney’s Newsies) as Henry’s Dad, Sorelle Marsh (Mamma Mia!) as Henry’s Mum, Alwyne Taylor (Claus) as the Librarian, Irfan Damani (The SpongeBob Musical) as Clare’s Dad, Alexandra Doar (Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Clare’s Mum, Alex Lodge (The Osmonds) as Jason/Mark, and Helena Pipe (Blues For An Alabama Sky) as Dr Kendrick. Also in the cast are Billie Hardy, Daniel George-Wright, Serina Mathew, Nathaniel Purnell and Bobby Windebank. The role of Young Clare and Alba will be shared by Ava Critchell, Lily Hanna, Poppy Pawson and Holly-Jade Roberts. https://youtu.be/iuMsmHEOxo8 The Time Traveller's Wife is directed by Bill Buckhurst (Sister Act) and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Rory Beaton and Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), video design by Andrjez Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Malcolm Edmonstone, and wigs, hair and make-up design by Susanna Peretz. Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting.  The show is a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years. The Time Traveller's Wife is booking at the Apollo Theatre in London to 24 February 2024. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London
The Time Traveller’s Wife Reviews
A West End reviews round-up for new musical The Time Traveller's Wife at the Apollo Theatre in London. Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller's Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics. The shows's book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics). The Time Traveller's Wife features a cast that includes David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) as Henry, and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Clare. They are joined by Tim Mahendran (& Juliet) as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Charisse, Ross Dawes (Disney’s Newsies) as Henry’s Dad, Sorelle Marsh (Mamma Mia!) as Henry’s Mum, Alwyne Taylor (Claus) as the Librarian, Irfan Damani (The SpongeBob Musical) as Clare’s Dad, Alexandra Doar (Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Clare’s Mum, Alex Lodge (The Osmonds) as Jason/Mark, and Helena Pipe (Blues For An Alabama Sky) as Dr Kendrick. Also in the cast are Billie Hardy, Daniel George-Wright, Serina Mathew, Nathaniel Purnell and Bobby Windebank. The role of Young Clare and Alba will be shared by Ava Critchell, Lily Hanna, Poppy Pawson and Holly-Jade Roberts. https://youtu.be/iuMsmHEOxo8 The Time Traveller's Wife is directed by Bill Buckhurst (Sister Act) and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Rory Beaton and Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), video design by Andrjez Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Malcolm Edmonstone, and wigs, hair and make-up design by Susanna Peretz. Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting.  [ngg src="galleries" ids="1396" display="basic_slideshow"] The Time Traveller's Wife is booking at the Apollo Theatre in London to 30 March 2024. Read reviews below from the Guardian, Times, Stage and more, with further reviews to be added. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London
First-look: The Time Traveller’s Wife in the West End – photos and video
Production photos and a new trailer have been released for new West End musical The Time Traveller's Wife, now playing at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. The show stars David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) as Henry and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Clare, along with Tim Mahendran (& Juliet) as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie ) as Charisse, Ross Dawes (Disney’s Newsies) as Henry’s Dad, Sorelle Marsh (Mamma Mia!) as Henry’s Mum, Alwyne Taylor (Claus) as the Librarian, Irfan Damani (The SpongeBob Musical) as Clare’s Dad, Alexandra Doar (Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Clare’s Mum, Alex Lodge (The Osmonds) as Jason/Mark, and Helena Pipe (Blues For An Alabama Sky) as Dr Kendrick. Also in the cast are Billie Hardy, Daniel George-Wright, Serina Mathew, Nathaniel Purnell and Bobby Windebank. The role of Young Clare and Alba will be shared by Ava Critchell, Lily Hanna, Poppy Pawson and Holly-Jade Roberts. https://youtu.be/iuMsmHEOxo8 Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller's Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics. The shows's book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics). The Time Traveller's Wife is directed by Bill Buckhurst (Sister Act) and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Rory Beaton and Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), video design by Andrjez Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Malcolm Edmonstone, and wigs, hair and make-up design by Susanna Peretz. Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting.  The show is a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years. The Time Traveller's Wife is booking at the Apollo Theatre in London to 30 March 2024. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London Photos: The Time Traveller's Wife [ngg src="galleries" ids="1396" display="pro_tile"]
The Time Traveller’s Wife final casting announced; rehearsal video released
Major new West End musical The Time Traveller's Wife has revealed final casting for the show, aheads of its premiere in October 2023. Already announced are David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Henry and Clare, along with Tim Mahendran (& Juliet) as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie ) as Charisse and Ross Dawes (Disney’s Newsies) as Henry’s Dad. They will be joined by Sorelle Marsh (Mamma Mia!) as Henry’s Mum, Alwyne Taylor (Claus) as the Librarian, Irfan Damani (The SpongeBob Musical) as Clare’s Dad, Alexandra Doar (Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) as Clare’s Mum, Alex Lodge (The Osmonds) as Jason/Mark, and Helena Pipe (Blues For An Alabama Sky) as Dr Kendrick. Also in the cast are Billie Hardy, Daniel George-Wright, Serina Mathew, Nathaniel Purnell and Bobby Windebank. The role of Young Clare and Alba will be shared by Ava Critchell, Lily Hanna, Poppy Pawson and Holly-Jade Roberts. Also today, a behind-the-scenes rehearsal video has been released, featuring interviews with the cast of the show. https://youtu.be/Uy550-SJNDM Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller's Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics. The shows's book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics). The Time Traveller's Wife promises to be a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years. This world premiere production will open at the Apollo Theatre in London, running from 7 October 2023 to 30 March 2024. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London
First Look Photos: The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical launch event
Photos have been released from the official launch event of new musical The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical. The event was held at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London and features performances from cast members David Hunter, Joanna Woodward, Tim Mahendran & Hiba Elchikhe as well as writers of the original music and lyrics Joss Stone and Dave Stewart.  The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical begins previews on 7 October 2023 at the Apollo Theatre, with an official opening night on 1 November. It stars David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) as Henry, Joanna Woodward Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Clare, Tim Mahendran (&Juliet) as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Charisse & Ross Dawes (Disney’s Newsies) as Henry’s Dad with further casting to be announced.  The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical has a book by Lauren Gunderson, original music and lyrics by Joss Stone and  Dave Stewart, additional music by Nick Finlow and additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan. The production is directed by Bill Buckhurst and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell. The show is billed as a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London Photos: The Time Traveller's Wife launch event [ngg src="galleries" ids="1163" display="pro_tile"]
Interview: Lauren Gunderson on The Book of Will
Lauren Gunderson is an America playwright, screenwriter, musical book writer and short story author, known for her captivating storytelling and thought-provoking narratives. She lives in San Francisco. Gunderson is a two-time winner of the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for I and You and The Book of Will, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. With over twenty plays produced, including I and You, Parts They Call Deep, Background and The Book of Will, Gunderson has established herself as one of the most sought-after playwrights in the United States. She has also written the book of new musical The Time Traveller's Wife which makes in London premiere this October. The Book of Will, her 2017 play billed as a 'love letter to theatre' is a wonderfully witty, funny and fast-paced play that tells the story of The King’s Men as they band together for a near-impossible plan – to collect all of Shakespeare’s plays and compile the First Folio. No easy feat, and what follows is a bonkers race against time through 1620s London. The play receives it European premiere this year marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio in a co-production from Octagon Theatre Bolton, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Shakespeare North Playhouse. Interview with Lauren Gunderson What is The Book of Will about?“It is about Shakespeare’s friends who after his death realise that his plays are at risk of vanishing forever because they were not written down. In the quest to preserve his stories and their own legacy of performing together, the friends attempt the impossible: to create a collection of all the plays.” So it’s also about life in the theatre?“Yes, the real story is about the trials and triumphs of a group of people, a chosen family [of actors] who have come together to tell stories live, in front of you - as the theatre asks us to do - but also to be there for each other, to love and support each other. This play is a valentine to all theatre and all theatre-makers.” How did you make it so funny?“The comedy comes from the characters knowing each other so well - the level of friendship where you can tease and support at the same time. Another part of the comedy for me is taking something that is so revered and just kind of breaking the glass around it.” The collection the friends produce is 400 years old this year. Why is it called The First Folio?“The collection needed to be printed in a size and format large enough to accommodate all of works and that would be a folio. So the collection become known as The First Folio. The core of this play is the realisation that literature’s bible was made by people who loved this man. This was Shakespeare’s friends saying, ‘this is so important to us and we know it’s important to other people. We have to do it.’ They are a group of people who do something that changes the world.” What inspired you to write this play?“Part of why I am a playwright is because of the Shakespeare festivals that are all over America, where I’m from. I went to lots of them and my ambition as a playwright was ignited by the productions I saw. The Book of Will is a way of thanking Shakespeare and also of acknowledging that any group of people getting together to tell a story in live performance is a bit bonkers!” Do you worry about bringing your Shakespeare story to his homeland?“It does feel quite presumptuous as an American to say, ‘I’ll tell the story of your greatest national poet.’ But I hope it is received as the compliment that it is.”
The Time Traveller’s Wife – more cast revealed
More casting has been announced for the world premiere production of The Time Traveller's Wife in London's West End. Joining previously announced stars David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Henry and Clare will be will be Tim Mahendran as Gomez, Hiba Elchikhe as Charisse and Ross Dawes as Henry’s Dad. Further casting is to be announced. Tim Mahendran played the regular role of Nelly in Channel 4's comedy The Horne Section last year and previously appeared in Channel 4’s Stath Lets Flats.  He made his professional debut in Spring Awakening, directed by Luke Sheppard, before playing Raj in The Midnight Children for Chichester Festival Theatre and Francois in the original cast of & Juliet in the West End. Hiba Elchikhe’s credits include Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (West End & LA), Millennials (The Other Palace), Secretary in Lift (Southwark Playhouse), Brooklyn in Brooklyn The Musical (Greenwich Theatre), Fiver (Southwark Playhouse), Antony & Cleopatra (National Theatre), Princess Jasmine in Aladdin (Australia), Mrs Santiago/Understudy Molly in Ghost the Musical (Asia) and The Sound Of Music: Live (ITV). Ross Dawes can currently be seen in Disney’s Newsies at London’s Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.  His West End credits include The Phantom of the Opera, Girl from the North Country, the original cast of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Shrek the Musical, Passion, Spamalot, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Starlight Express and Saturday Night Fever. The show will open at the Apollo Theatre in London, running from 7 October 2023 to 30 March 2024. Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller's Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics. The shows's book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics). The show is billed as a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London
The Time Traveller’s Wife to open at the West End’s Apollo Theatre
Starring David Hunter and Joanna Woodward New musical The Time Traveller's Wife is getting a full West End production this Autumn. The show will open at the Apollo Theatre in London, running from 7 October 2023 to 30 March 2024. David Hunter (Waitress, Kinky Boots, Once) will star as Henry in the show and Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman The Musical, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) as Clare, reprising the roles they played in Chester. Further casting is to be announced. Based on the best-selling book by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, The Time Traveller's Wife boasts original musical from multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone, and Dave Stewart from Eurythmics. The shows's book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional songs by Nick Finlow (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics). The musical had an out-of-town try out last September and October at Storyhouse in Chester and there have been plans for the show to transfer into the West End for some time. The origins of the musical were not without some controversy: when the show was first announced, the book's author Audrey Niffenegger took to Twitter to say "I don't know about this, though"! Producers rapidly contacted her, and she then came on board with the production. Other cast in the Chester production, but not confirmed for the West End run, included Benjamin Purkiss (Zorro The Musical) as Jason/Mark, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Charisse and Tim Mahendran (& Juliet ) as Gomez. Illusions for the West End production are set to be created again by Chris Fisher, who also created the illusions on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the show is produced by the acclaimed West End producers of Back to The Future and Ghost. Directed by Bill Buckhurst, the show will be designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Rory Beaton and Lucy Carter, video design by Andrzej Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, sound FX design by Pete Malkin, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Malcolm Edmonstone and wigs, hair and make-up design by Susanna Peretz.  Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting.  The show is billed as a joyous, uplifting celebration of the strange wonder of love, however and whenever we experience it, and weaves a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years.  Producer of the show Colin Ingram said in a press statement: “After six years developing this show and an extremely successful try-out in Chester, we are so delighted to present the world premiere of a new British musical based on such a beloved book. This confident, clever and charming musical by British rock royalty Dave Stewart and Joss Stone shows off their musicianship and director Bill Buckhurst and his creative team have created an incredible world to tell this cherished story in the most powerful and emotional way.” Dave Stewart said: “Working with Joss Stone alongside Lauren Gunderson has been a thrilling experience. The world that director Bill Buckhurst has created for this very emotional love story brings magic to the stage. The songs Joss and I have written for this amazing musical have been woven together so brilliantly by composer/arranger Nick Finlow and, as we intended, the audience are enraptured in the joy of the story, the music and the complexities of close relationships.” Joss Stone said: “‘To say I'm excited is an understatement. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be part of creating a musical, let alone one that will be enjoyed in the West End! It’s truly wonderful to be part of such a talented group of people.” Currently playing at the Apollo Theatre is Derren Brown: Showman until 18 March. Then, For Black Boys Who Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy comes in from 25 March to 7 May 2023. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London Updated 10.15am with casting information
David Hunter, Joanna Woodward to star in The Time Traveller’s Wife musical, West End transfer planned
Producers of major new show The Time Traveller’s Wife: A New Musical have revealed casting for the show, and news of its West End transfer. The world premiere of the show will take place Storyhouse in Chester from 30 September to 15 October 2022, before a West End transfer - with details of the venue to be announced soon. David Hunter (Waitress) is slated to star as Henry in the show, with Joanna Woodward (Pretty Woman) as Clare, plus Benjamin Purkiss (Zorro The Musical) as Jason/Mark, Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Charisse and Tim Mahendran (& Juliet ) as Gomez. The Time Traveller’s Wife: A New Musical is based on the acclaimed novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin.  The musical version has an original musical score by multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone and Dave Stewart (Eurythmics). The book is by Lauren Gunderson, with additional music by Nick Finlow and additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan. Male lead David Hunter is in the last week of the UK tour of Waitress, and his extensive theatre credits include Kinky Boots (Adelphi); Once (Phoenix); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre, Adelphi, UK Tour); Songs for a New World (Palladium);Tommy (Prince Edward); Seussical (Arts); The Hired Man (Leicester Curve and Colchester Mercury); Pub and Spinach (the Royal Exchange); The Mayor of Zalamea (Liverpool Everyman).  Joanna Woodward most recently understudied and played Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman: The Musical (Piccadilly Theatre & Savoy Theatre).  Her other theatre credits include: Emily in Zombies: The Musical and Eulpha Miziam in Confessions (The Other Palace); Mary in The Life (Southwark Playhouse); understudied and played Carole King in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre); Margaret in Fings Ain't Wot They Used T'Be (Theatre Royal Stratford East); understudied Beth/Meg/KT in Merrily We Roll Along(Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre); Tinker Bell in Lost Boy (Finborough Theatre and Charing Cross Theatre); Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Kilworth House Theatre).  Also joining the cast is Aisha Davis (UK theatre debut, with previous theatre work in Kingston, Jamaica) as Dr Kendrick, Ross Dawes (Dennis Dupree in the UK Tour of Rock of Ages) as Henry’s Dad, Hiba Elchikhe (Pritti Pasha in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in West End and Los Angeles) as Charisse, Stevie Hutchinson (UK and Chinese Tour of Ghost: The Musical and UK Tour of Oliver!) as Clare’s Dad, Tim Mahendran (& Juliet in the West End) as Gomez, Sorelle Marsh (Vicky Monroe in Stand Up at the Floral Pavilion, Wirral, and Tessie in White Christmas at the Lowry Theatre) as Henry’s Mum, Benjamin Purkiss (Zorro in Zorro the Musical at Charing Cross Theatre and Hope Mill Theatre and Alternate Strat in Bat Out of Hell at the London Coliseum/International Tour/Manchester Opera House) as Jason / Mark and Alwyne Taylor (won the Manchester Evening News Best Actress Award for Once in a Lifetime, Company, Sweet Charity and Accrington Pals at the Library Theatre and was nominated for Manchester Evening News Best Actress Award for her role as Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit at the Oldham Coliseum) as Old Clare.  The actresses playing Young Clare will be announced shortly.   The production is directed by Bill Buckhurst and designed by Anna Fleischle, with choreography by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Lucy Carter, illusions by Chris Fisher, video design by Andrzej Goulding, sound design by Richard Brooker, musical supervision & arrangement by Nick Finlow and orchestrations by Bryan Crook.  Casting will be by Grindrod Burton Casting.  It will be produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Teresa Tsai and Crossroads Live, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. More about The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical
New musical The Time Traveller’s Wife set for West End run
A new musical adaptation of the acclaimed book The Time Traveller’s Wife is set to premiere in Chester this year, ahead of a West End transfer. Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling novel, and the subsequent movie screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin, have been adapted into a musical by playwright Lauren Gunderson (I and You, The Book of Will), with music and lyrics by singer-songwriter Joss Stone and The Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, and additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan. Produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Teresa Tsai and Crossroads Live, the show will premiere at Chester's Storyhouse theatre on 30 September until 15 October 2022, and there are then plans to bring the show into London. The Time Traveller’s Wife will be directed by Bill Buckhurst, who is directing this year's revival of Sister Act at the Eventim Apollo, and designed by Anna Fleischle. Choreography is by Shelley Maxwell, lighting design by Lucy Carter, sound by Richard Brooker, video design by Andrzej Golding, illusions by Chris Fisher, musical supervisions and arrangement by Nick Finlow, orchestrations are by Bryan Crook and casting by Stuart Burt. The casting of the show is yet to be announced. The story is about Henry and Clare's love story, an ordinary love story but that is like no other: they meet, flirt, fight, love, marry… but all out of order. Henry is often and uncontrollably ripped out of time, because he suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets, pulling him into his past or future, vanishing before one's eyes, never knowing where or when he's going next. Except he knows he'll always come back to Clare, whether she's 5 years old playing in a field or 85, dreaming of her time-travelling husband. Audrey Niffenegger told the press that: "I am thrilled that my book is being adapted for the stage and with the very talented artists who are creating the musical. I am really looking forward to seeing what they do with it." Colin Ingram, who is a producer of Back to the Future which is currently playing at the Adelphi Theatre in London, said that he was "delighted to be bringing this incredible new musical to the 750-seat Chester Storyhouse for a two-week run prior to a transfer to the West End and beyond." Dave Stewart and Joss Stone said of working together on the new musical, "We have been on many crazy adventures together but we've never 'Time Travelled' till meeting Lauren Gunderson. Writing these songs together whilst being in different locations on different time zones has been a trip (literally), throwing us into an eddy of emotive melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics to go with the push and pull of this unusual love story. We all time travel in our relationships and in our lives in general, but to write something that people will see and hear happening live on stage is thrilling to imagine, and hearing Bill Buckhurst's interpretations of Lauren's script for stage as we went along has been so inspiring." More about The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical
‘The Time Traveller’s Wife’ musical in development with Joss Stone and Dave Stewart
A musical stage adaptation of The Time Traveller's Wife is in development with Grammy Award winner Joss Stone and Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart penning music and lyrics. Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling novel will be adapted for the stage by playwright Lauren Gunderson. The piece is a love story between a man with a genetic condition that intermittently drags him into the past or future, and a woman anchored in her linear timeline, who becomes his wife. Lauren Gunderson said of adapting the novel, "I will never forget reading the last chapter of Audrey Niffenegger's book over ten years ago and being floored by its thunderous emotion and potent humanity.  I knew this love story belonged on stage with music and vision that matches its emotional punch and soaring feeling.  I know this musical will lift, delight, hearten and exhilarate.” Dave Stewart and Joss Stone said of working together on the new musical, “We have been on many crazy adventures together but we’ve never ‘Time Travelled’ till meeting Lauren Gunderson.  Writing these songs together whilst being in different locations on different time zones has been a trip (literally), throwing us into an eddy of emotive melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics to go with the push and pull of this unusual love story.  We all time travel in our relationships and in our lives in general, but to write something that people will see and hear happening live on stage is thrilling to imagine, and hearing Bill Buckhurst’s interpretations of Lauren’s script for stage as we went along has been so inspiring.” Set to premiere in the UK later this year or at a push in early 2022, the show is helmed by Bill Buckhurst with musical supervision and arrangement by Nick Finlow, additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan, and illusions by Chris Fisher. Casting, dates and venue to be announced.  The production will be produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. Book tickets to The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical at the Apollo Theatre in London

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