The London premiere of six-time Tony Award-winning musical The Light in the Piazza comes to Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in Summer 2019.
Directed by multiple Olivier Award winner Daniel Evans, this lavish new production stars Opera legend and Tony Award nominee Renée Fleming and Disney film and television superstar Dove Cameron making their West End debuts.
This new production will feature “the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story” (NY Times) performed by Opera North’s 40-piece onstage orchestra.
Designed by Rob Jones (RSC, Royal Opera House) for the Royal Festival Hall’s breathtaking stage, The Light in the Piazza will sweep you off your feet as it transports you to a beautiful, sun-drenched Italian piazza.
The Light in the Piazza is booking from 14 June 2019 until 5 July 2019 at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
WHAT’S THE STORY?
Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city’s wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli… and it’s amore at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret that’s been kept in the shadows for far too long.
WHO’S IN IT? THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA CAST
The cast is led by four-time Grammy winner and Tony nominee Renée Fleming as Margaret Johnson and Dove Cameron as Margaret’s troubled daughter Clara; she is best known for her role in Disney’s The Descendants trilogy, recently starred as Amber von Tussle in NBC’s Hairspray Live! and is currently starring as Cher in the Off-Broadway production of Clueless: The Musical.
The cast also features Alex Jennings, Rob Houchen, Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Marie McLaughlin, Malcolm Sinclair, Matthew Woodyatt, Rhona McGregor, Tom Partridge, Molly Lynch, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Danny Becker, Monica Swayne and Simbi Akande.
Directed by Daniel Evans with set design by Rob Jones, costume design by Brigitte Reiffenstuel and lighting design Mark Henderson. The Light in the Piazza has a book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel.
Venue InformationRoyal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, South Bank, SE1 8XX
Nearest Tube or Train: Embankment Station (District Line, Circle Line); Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line, Northern Line)
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