Friday, November 1

Rachel Tucker, Jai McDowall and Matthew Pagan to headline charity gala performance of Boublil And Schönberg’s ‘The Pirate Queen’ at the London Coliseum

Olivier nominee Rachel Tucker (Come From Away, Wicked) is Grace O’Malley , ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner Jai McDowall (Les Musicals) as Tiernan and Matthew Pagan  from Collabro plays Donal  in   a charity gala performance of Boublil & Schönberg’s ‘The Pirate Queen’ at the London Coliseum on Sunday 23rd February, 2020. Proceeds will go to Leukaemia UK

From the writers of Les Misérables and Miss Saigon, the show combines classic storytelling and a sweeping score, with the powerful, vibrant traditions of Irish dance and song, to create a modern musical event that is both historic romance and a timeless epic.  The musical first opened on Broadway in 2007, with the charity concert marking the piece's UK premiere.Music is by Claude-Michel Schönberg with lyrics by Alain Boublil, Richard Maltby Jr and John Dempsey, with book by Schönberg, Boublil and Maltby Jr.The concert is directed by Drew Baker, designed by Ben M Rogers and produced by Tom Gribby.

Based on the real-life story of history’s Grace O’Malley – an Irish Chieftain and notorious pirate -  ‘The Pirate Queen’ is an adventure about an inspiring heroine who led an extraordinary life as a rogue, lover and mother in 16th-century Ireland. To protect her people and save her one true love, O’Malley must confront the one woman more powerful than her — her fierce rival, Queen Elizabeth I of England.

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