Acclaimed Australian musical theatre star, Anna O’Byrne, will take the role of Laura Fairlie in the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony and Olivier Award-nominated musical, The Woman in White.
A wildly exciting romantic musical with a tempestuous tale of love, betrayal and greed, The Woman in White is adapted from Wilkie Collins’ haunting Victorian thriller of the same name.
Directed by Thom Southerland, previews begin at Charing Cross Theatre on Monday 20th November and the production runs for 12 weeks to Saturday 10 February 2018.
Following a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, Walter Hartright’s life is changed forever. On taking a position as drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half-sister, Marian, Walter sees in Laura’s face an eerie reflection of the forlorn woman in white. As his feelings for Laura develop, they are thwarted by her engagement to the sinister Sir Percival Glyde. What is the connection between, Laura, Sir Percival, and the woman in white? Can true love prevail?
Anna O’Byrne played Christine in the hugely successful Australian premiere of Love Never Dies, which was later filmed for DVD release. Andrew Lloyd Webber then brought Anna to London to make her West End debut in The Phantom of the Opera.
The recipient of the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Actress – the Australian equivalent of the Olivier Awards – Anna received the award for her performance as Eliza Doolittle in the sold-out 60th-anniversary production of My Fair Lady at Sydney Opera House. The show was cast and directed by Dame Julie Andrews.
Other cast include: Chris Peluso as Sir Percival Glyde, Carolyn Maitland as Marian Halcombe, Ashley Stillburn as Walter Hartright, Greg Castiglioni as Count Fosco, Sophie Reeves as Anne Catherick.
The Woman in White has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel, and a book by Charlotte Jones.
The production features choreography by Cressida Carré, scenic design by Morgan Large, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting design by Rick Fisher, and Sound Design by Andy Johnson. The music supervisor is Stephen Brooker, with orchestrations by David Cullen. Casting is by David Grindrod Associates.
The Woman in White is produced by Patrick Gracey, Steven M. Levy and Vaughan Williams by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited. Original London production by Sonia Friedman Productions and The Really Useful Theatre Group.
The Woman In White
Charing Cross Theatre
Booking From November 20, 2017
Booking To February 3, 2018