The Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre and THE GREAT COMET of 1812

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A musical cannonball unlike anything else’  The Guardian

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book  – Natasha, Pierre and THE GREAT COMET of 1812 receives its London premiere in 2021.

Inspired by 70 pages of War and Peace, Tolstoy’s brash young lovers light up Moscow in a ‘heaven-sent fireball’ (The New York Times) of romance and passion.

‘One of the decade’s best musicals’ (Time Out New York) THE GREAT COMET of 1812 features a ground-breaking score that mixes electro-pop, rock, opera, folk and musical theatre.

Set within the opulence and majesty of Imperial Russia watch as the drama unfolds in this spectacular and unforgettable experience.

What’s the Story?

Natasha is a beautiful ingénue visiting Moscow while she waits for her beloved fiancé Andrey to return from the war. In a moment of indiscretion, she is seduced by the dashing (but married) Anatole and her position in society is ruined.

Her only hope lies with Pierre, the lonely outsider whose love and compassion for Natasha might be the key to her redemption….. and the renewal of his own soul.

Who’s in it? The Great Comet of 1812 Cast

Casting for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 to be announced.

Creative Team

Written by composer/lyricist Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin.

Reviews

‘The most innovative and best new musical to open since Hamilton’ The New York Times

‘Remarkable and impossible to resist’ The New Yorker

‘One of the great musicals of the 21st Century’ Time Out New York

‘A boundlessly inventive production’ The Hollywood Reporter

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