Carrie: The Musical to get UK premiere at Southwark

Carrie The Musical

Carrie: The Musical will receive its long awaited London premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from May 1.

Twenty seven years after first wreaking havoc, the world’s most talked about Broadway musical is coming to London.

Oscar-winning Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore (Fame), and original screenplay writer Lawrence D. Cohen, have transformed Stephen King’s unlikely Cinderella story into a modern musical that has already gripped audiences from Australia to America with its timeless story and thrilling score.

A taunted and terrified 17-year-old misfit, Carrie White has a burning secret… a secret that will eventually ignite her revenge.

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its original production.

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, it first premiered in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1988 before transferring straight to Broadway, but never made it to London.

In 2012, its score and book were revised by original composer Michael Gore, lyricist Dean Pitchford and librettist Lawrence D. Cohen.

This newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision for Carrie will be presented for the first time on the London stage.

Carrie: The Musical will be directed by Gary Lloyd, director and choreographer of global hit show Thriller Live! Other theatre credits include 20th Century Boy at Coventry Belgrade Theatre and the UK Tour of Aspects Of Love.

Carrie: The Musical will run at Southwark Playhouse from May 1-30.

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