Have you seen the brilliant ★★★★ reviews for Queen of the Mist? Check them out!

22 Aug
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

Following its acclaimed run at the Jack Studio, Queen of the Mist has now opened at Charing Cross Theatre to similarly rapturous reviews. Check out some of our favourites below, then book your tickets.

Pint of Wine Theatre Company’s production of Michael John LaChiusa’s musical plays a strictly limited seven-week season until 5 October 2019.

Based on the outrageous true story of Anna Edson 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 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.

Trudi Camilleri leads a cast that also features Will Arundell, Emily Juler, Emma Ralston, Tom Blackmore, Conor McFarlane and Andrew Carter. The production is directed by Dom O’Hanlon, with musical supervision by Jordan Li-Smith and musical direction by Connor Fogel. The traverse seating transfer will feature a new set design by Tara Usher.

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 15 August to 5 October 2019 at the Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NL, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Wednesday at 2.30pm and Saturday at 3pm. Tickets are priced from £15. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!

Review highlights

Time Out - 
Tom Wicker: "A refreshingly unusual musical, with a compellingly layered lead character in Taylor and enough spiky humour to keep everything afloat."
Londonist - ★★★★
Paul Ewing: "Trudi Camilleri's performance as Annie Edson Taylor is an achievement on its own. When she's not belting out songs about greatness, she is continuously navigating through the shifting emotions and doubts of the character."
ReviewsGate - ★★★★
William Russell: "By far the best sung musical in London"
Pocketsize Theatre - ★★★★
Sophie Tergeist: "An operatic treat for anyone who’d like to spend an evening surrounded by beautiful voices, live music, a kick ass main character and lots of emotion." 
The Spy in the Stalls - ★★★★
Dominica Plummer: "It is rare that one sees such confident, ingenious work."
Plays To See - ★★★★
Richard Voyce: "Let the magnificent score wash over you, as it did Anna Edson Taylor inside her barrel in 1901."
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