Daniel Evans’ Sheffield Crucible production of Show Boat has now transferred to the West End with opening night on Monday 25th April 2016 at the New London Theatre.
VIP guests included Bryan Adams, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ian McKellen, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Julian Ovenden, Samantha Spiro, Charlotte Randle, Martin Sherman, Ruby Wax, Ben Freeman and Richard Wilson.
Show Boat is booking at the New London Theatre to 7 January 2017.
The cast is led by Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) who join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo (Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans’ five star production.
They are joined by John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge.
Music is by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber. Designs are by Lez Brotherston with choreography by Alistair David, musical supervision and direction by David White, lighting by David Hersey, sound by Paul Groothuis and video design by Tim Reid.
Show Boat is produced in the West End by David Ian with Bob Bartner and Norman Tulch
Music by Jerome Kern
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel “Show Boat” by Edna Ferber
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, London WC2B 5PW
9 April 2016 – 7 January 2017
Press Night: Monday 25 April 2016 at 7pm
Running time: 2 hours 40 mins including one 20 minute interval
Performances: Tuesday at 7.30pm, Wednesday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Thursday 2.30pm and 7.30pm, Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm