About Sharon D. Clarke
Olivier award winning actress Sharon D. Clarke is to reprise the title role of Caroline Thibodeaux in Caroline, Or Change at the Playhouse Theatre in London.
With sold out engagements, she was hailed by critics in a virtuoso performance at Chichester Festival Theatre and Hampstead Theatre.
Sharon D. Clarke’s previous roles in theatre and TV
English actress and singer Sharon D. Clarke is best known to TV audiences for her role in the medical drama Holby City playing Lola Griffin
Sharon has played many lead roles in West End musicals, including Oda Mae Brown in Ghost the Musical, and the Killer Queen in We Will Rock You.
Her career in theatre includes, The Amen Corner (National Theatre), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre), The Life (Southwark Playhouse) and Porgy and Bess (Regents Park Open Air Theatre).
What role does Sharon D. Clarke play
Sharon D. Clarke plays Caroline Thibodeaux, a poorly paid maid in 1960s Louisiana, who toils endlessly in the hot basement of the Gellman household.
What is Caroline, Or Change about
With five star critical appraisal, the musical Caroline, Or Change by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), with a score by Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori (Titanic), is set in Louisiana in 1963.
With revolution in the air, a poorly paid maid (Caroline) toils endlessly in the hot basement of the Gellman household. This magical world for eight-year-old Noah Gellman, who sneaks downstairs to see Caroline whenever he can, is the setting of an event where a gesture of leaving money in a pocket leads to a test of who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…
Caroline, Or Change is a funny, playful and incredibly moving portrait of America at a time of huge social upheaval. Accompanied by an uplifting and profound score of blues, soul, classical and traditional Jewish folk music, the musical was partly inspired by Tony Kushner’s own childhood and won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Caroline, Or Change runs from 20 November 2018 until 9 February 2019 at the Playhouse Theatre, London.