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Caroline or Change (20 Nov – 9 Feb) Caroline or Change (20 Nov – 9 Feb)
Caroline or Change (20 Nov – 9 Feb)

Don’t miss the extraordinary and joyously original CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, as the five-star, Olivier award-winning musical transfers to the West End this November

 

Following sell-out runs at the Chichester Festival and Hampstead Theatres, Caroline, or Change the Olivier award-winning musical transfers to the West End this November.

 

Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…

 

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is a playful, funny, and deeply moving tale set to a score that hits new heights of emotion, in a production that always delights with imagination. Directed by Michael Longhurst (Amadeus, Constellations), this vital and timely musical opens at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season.

 

Written by Tony Kushner, author of legendary play Angels in America, and with an exceptional, soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE stars Sharon D. Clarke in an astonishing “virtuoso performance. To watch her seems a privilege” (The Times).

 

Sharon Delores Clarke, professionally known as Sharon D. Clarke has performed in notable West End shows such as Guys and Dolls, playing the character of General Cartwright and  as Joanne Jefferson in Rent at Shaftesbury Theatre. She is also well known for her pantomime performances at the Hackney Empire alongside Clive Rowe.  n 2016 Clarke received much acclaim for her performance as title role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the National, Lyttelton Theatre.

 

Caroline or Change, Nov 20- Feb 9, 2019 Playhouse Theatre, WC2N 5DE For tickets and info visit https://carolineorchange.co.uk/

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