There's no watery fog in these rehearsal images from Queen of the Mist, just reams of sheet music, plenty of cases, the odd juggling ball and a host of performers, which all makes us very intrigued about the UK premiere that comes to the Jack Studio Theatre from 9 to 27 April 2019. Take a look, then book your tickets!
Queen of the Mist is inspired by the astounding and outrageous tale of the fearless Taylor who, in 1901, on her 63rd birthday, set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. The musical explores the fickle world of celebrity and sensationalism at the turn of the century with an unconventional heroine determined not to live an ordinary life. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with Michael John LaChiusa’s insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.
LaChiusa's musical premiered off-Broadway in the autumn of 2011 as part of Transport Group's 20th Century Project. It received positive reviews, won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.
Pint of Wine Theatre Company is an innovative theatre company providing opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to challenge the conventions on how theatre should be presented. They aim to challenge the conventions of how theatre should be presented and look to be disruptive in what is understood of, and expected from, the London fringe theatre scene. Previous productions include Let The Debauchery Begin, a cabaret staged at the CLF Art Cafe in April 2018.
Queen of the Mist runs from 9 to 27 April 2019 at the Jack Studio Theatre, 410 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2DH, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!