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Wednesday, June 8

Ragtime Musical at Landor Theatre

Ragtime the Musical has its West-End premiere in 2003 when Maria Friedman was named Best Actress in the Olivier Awards.It is now playing at the Landor Theatre from September 1st - 8th October.

Ragtime takes place at the turn of the twentieth century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime.

Ragtime tells the story of three groups in America: Coalhouse Walker Jr (a Harlem musician): a mother and her family in New Rochelle and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. It features many historical figures, including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.

The cast includes Louisa Lydell/Mother (Love Never Dies, Mamma Mia, Fame and Blood  Brothers): Rosalind James/Sarah (Hair, Les Miserables,Gone With the Wind, Jesus Christ Superstar): Kurt Kansley/Coalhouse (The Lion King,  Hair,  Grand Hotel, Rent and Show Boat).

They will be joined by Lauren Alexandra, Craig Rhys Barlow, John Barr, Emma Beckford, Jamie Birkett , Patsy Blower, Alexander Evans , Graham Hoadly, Michaela Cartmell-Hull, Daniel Jacob, Ashleigh Jones, David McMullan, Leo Miles, Aston New, Hollie O'Donoghue and Judith Paris

Ragtime the Musical has a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. It will be directed by Robert McWhir with Musical Direction by  George Dyer.

Tickets at: www.landortheatre.co.uk

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Raymond Coker is also a member of this prestigious cast.

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