Michael John LaChiusa’s musical Queen of the Mist will receive its West End premiere at the Charing Cross Theatre in August.

The musical is based on the true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who in 1901 on her 63rd birthday set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design.

LaChiusa’s insightful and engaging show explores the fickle world of celebrity and sensationalism with an unconventional heroine determined not to live an ordinary life.

Directed by Dom O’Hanlon, the show previously ran at the off-West End Brockley Jack Theatre in April earlier this year.

The entire original cast will transfer with the show, with Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime, Death Takes a Holiday) playing Anna Edson Taylor alongside Will Arundell (Mack and Mabel), Emily Juler (Jerry Springer: The Opera), Emma Ralston (Bananaman: The Musical), Tom Blackmore (Grindr: The Opera), Conor McFarlane (Assassins) and Andrew Carter (The Choir of Man).

Queen of the Mist will have musical supervision by Jordan Li-Smith, musical direction by Connor Fogel as well as new set design by Tara Usher, lighting design by Bethany Gupwell and sound design by Adrian Jeakins.

A London cast recording will be released ahead of the transfer.

Find tickets for Queen of the Mist

Queen of the Mist is booking from 15 August 2019 until 5 October 2019 at Charing Cross Theatre, London.