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Powerful and moving Broadway musical George Takei’s Allegiance comes to the Charing Cross Theatre in London.

Legendary actor and activist George Takei, best know as Mr Sulu in the original Star Trek, makes his London theatre debut in his acclaimed Broadway musical George Takei’s Allegiance.

George Takei’s Allegiance is an epic story of love and heroism, inspired by a difficult chapter of American history, and has won countless awards around the world.

Directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Little Shop of Horrors, Come From Away), the show is now playing at the Charing Cross Theatre in London until 8 April 2023.

What's the story of George Takei's Allegiance?

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor uring World War II, California-born Takei and his family were placed behind the barbed-wire enclosures of United States’ internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. He spent years of his childhood at Camp Rohwer in the swamps of Arkansas and at wind-swept Camp Tule Lake in northern California. At the end of the war, Takei’s family returned to their native Los Angeles.

George Takei’s Allegiance tells the moving story of Sam Kimura (George Takei) as he is transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Telly Leung) and his sister Kei fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II. A powerful story told with great resonance and intimacy, ‘George Takei’s Allegiance’ explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love.  

Who is in the cast of George Takei's Allegiance?

The musical stars George Takei as Sam, Telly Leung (Broadway’s Aladdin and TV’s ‘Glee’) as his younger self, and Aynrand Ferrer (Miss Saigon). 

Joining them are Iroy Abesamis, Mark Anderson, Masashi Fujimoto, Megan Gardiner, Raiko Gohara, Eu Jin Hwang, Hana Ichijo, Misa Koide, Patrick Munday, Rachel Jayne Picar, Sario Solomon, Joy Tan and Iverson Yabut.

Who are the creative team of George Takei's Allegiance?

George Takei’s Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo.

Directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson 

Musical supervision and orchestrations are by Andrew Hilton and Charlie Ingles, set and costume design by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Chris Whybrow and casting by Sarah Leung Casting. The Musical director is Beth Jerem, associate director is Kirsty Malpass, and associate choreographer is Misa Koide.


Reviews of George Takei's Allegiance

"The show throws light on a slice of neglected history" - Evening Standard
"The Star Trek legend lights up the stage" - The Telegraph
"An engaging and often unexpectedly witty story" - The Stage
"George Takei brings the spark to a sentimental journey" - The Times

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Booking to 8 April 2023
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Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL
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Reviews are in for George Takei’s Allegiance at the Charing Cross Theatre in London. The show stars Star Trek legend, activist and Broadway star George Takei, who makes his West End debut in the production, which is inspired by his own WW2 experience in a US concentration camp. Alongside Takei, the cast includes Telly Leung (Broadway’s Aladdin and TV’s ‘Glee’) and Aynrand Ferrer, who has just played the alternate Kim in ‘Miss Saigon’ in Vienna, plus Iroy Abesamis, Mark Anderson, Masashi Fujimoto, Megan Gardiner, Raiko Gohara, Eu Jin Hwang, Hana Ichijo, Misa Koide, Patrick Munday, Rachel Jayne Picar, Sario Solomon, Joy Tan, and Iverson Yabut. Directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Little Shop of Horrors, Come From Away), George Takei’s Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Musical supervision and orchestrations will be by Andrew Hilton and Charlie Ingles, set and costume design by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Chris Whybrow and casting by Sarah Leung Casting. The Musical director is Amy Hsu, associate director Kirsty Malpass, associate choreographer Misa Koide and assistant musical director Beth Jerem. George Takei’s Allegiance runs at Charing Cross Theatre London until 8 April 2023. Read reviews below from the Telegraph, Evening Standard, TimeOut and more. More reviews to follow Book tickets to George Takei's Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre in London
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George Takei’s Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre – rehearsal photos
Rehearsal images for George Takei’s Allegiance have been released, ahead of its run at the Charing Cross Theatre in January 2023. Star Trek legend, activist and Broadway star George Takei makes his West End debut in the production which is inspired by his own WW2 experience in a US concentration camp. The UK premiere has been conceived specifically for the Off West End space at Charing Cross Theatre, and is directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Little Shop of Horrors, Come From Away). The cast features Telly Leung (Broadway’s Aladdin and TV’s ‘Glee’) and Aynrand Ferrer, who has just played the alternate Kim in ‘Miss Saigon’ in Vienna, as well as Iroy Abesamis, Mark Anderson, Masashi Fujimoto, Megan Gardiner, Raiko Gohara, Eu Jin Hwang, Hana Ichijo, Misa Koide, Patrick Munday, Rachel Jayne Picar, Sario Solomon, Joy Tan, and Iverson Yabut. George Takei’s Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Musical supervision and orchestrations will be by Andrew Hilton and Charlie Ingles, set and costume design by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Chris Whybrow and casting by Sarah Leung Casting. The Musical director is Amy Hsu, associate director Kirsty Malpass, associate choreographer Misa Koide and assistant musical director Beth Jerem. George Takei’s Allegiance runs at Charing Cross Theatre London for 13 weeks only from 7 January to 8 April 2023. Book tickets to George Takei's Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre in London [ngg src="galleries" ids="976" display="pro_tile"]
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George Takei’s Allegiance has announced the full cast for the show, which is coming to Charing Cross Theatre in London for 13 weeks only from 7 January to 8 April 2023. Much-loved American actor and activist George Takei, known to millions as Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek TV series and movies, will make his London stage debut in the Broadway musical, inspired by his true childhood experiences. Directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Little Shop of Horrors, Come From Away), the show will star George Takei and his Broadway co-star Telly Leung (Broadway’s Aladdin and TV’s ‘Glee’). Aynrand Ferrer, who has just played the alternate Kim in ‘Miss Saigon’ in Vienna, also joins the cast alongside Iroy Abesamis, Mark Anderson, Masashi Fujimoto, Megan Gardiner, Raiko Gohara, Eu Jin Hwang, Hana Ichijo, Misa Koide, Patrick Munday, Rachel Jayne Picar, Sario Solomon, Joy Tan, and Iverson Yabut. The full cast of George Takei's Allegiance George Takei’s Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Musical supervision and orchestrations will be by Andrew Hilton and Charlie Ingles, set and costume design by Mayou Trikerioti, lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Chris Whybrow and casting by Sarah Leung Casting. The Musical director is Amy Hsu, associate director Kirsty Malpass, associate choreographer Misa Koide and assistant musical director Beth Jerem. George Takei’s Allegiance tells the moving story of Sam Kimura (Takei) as he is transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Leung) and his sister Kei fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II. A powerful story told with great resonance and intimacy, George Takei’s Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love. George Takei's other theatre credits include Flower Drum Song, Pacific Overtures, Wicked and Rent. Book tickets to George Takei's Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre in London
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Star Trek’s George Takei brings Broadway musical George Takei’s Allegiance to London
Much-loved American actor and activist George Takei, known to millions as Mr. Sulu from the original Star Trek TV series and movies, will make his London stage debut in 2023, in the Broadway musical inspired by his true childhood experiences. George Takei’s Allegiance will premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre in London, for 13 weeks from Saturday 7 January to Saturday 8 April 2023. Directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Little Shop of Horrors, Come From Away), the show will star George Takei and his Broadway co-star Telly Leung (Broadway’s Aladdin and TV’s ‘Glee’). George Takei’s Allegiance has a book by Marc Acito, Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Musical supervision and orchestrations will be by Andrew Hilton and Charlie Ingles, with lighting design by Nic Farman, sound design by Chris Whybrow and casting by Sarah Leung Casting. George Takei’s Allegiance tells the moving story of Sam Kimura (Takei) as he is transported back nearly six decades to when his younger self (Leung) and his sister Kei fought to stay connected to their heritage, their family and themselves after Japanese Americans were wrongfully imprisoned during World War II. A powerful story told with great resonance and intimacy, George Takei’s Allegiance explores the ties that bind us, the struggle to persevere and the overwhelming power of forgiveness and, most especially, love. The original US production in San Diego in 2012 co-starred Tony Award winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung. George Takei's other theatre credits include Flower Drum Song, Pacific Overtures, Wicked and Rent. George Takei said in a statement that: “Allegiance is a story from America’s past, but it has great relevance today. Once again, fascism is on the march, and whole communities are under attack. Again, the freedoms so many take for granted are gravely imperilled. Allegiance is my legacy. We must learn the lessons of our past so that we may never repeat them. That’s why we tell our story. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to ensuring we collectively honour the commitment, ‘Never again’.” This news comes the day after another star from the Star Trek universe, Zachary Quinto, is also making his West End debut, joining David Harewood in James Graham's new play Best of Enemies at the Noel Coward Theatre. More about George Takei's Allegiance at Charing Cross Theatre in London

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