Titanic the Musical announces star-studded cast and creative team for 2023 tour.
The highly anticipated tour of Titanic the Musical has revealed its talented cast and creative team. The show, produced by Danielle Tarento in partnership with Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Harmonia, Bruce Robert Harris, and Jack W Batman, delves into the lives and dreams of passengers and crew aboard the infamous Titanic during its fateful voyage on April 15, 1912, where over 1,500 lives were lost. The original Broadway production of the musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Titanic: The Musical is a musical that tells the story of the RMS Titanic, the British luxury liner that sank in 1912 on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The musical explores the lives and experiences of various passengers and crew members on the ill-fated ship, including their hopes, dreams, and struggles.
The show features a large ensemble cast of characters, including the ship’s captain, its owners and builders, first-class passengers, second-class passengers, third-class passengers, and crew members. The story is told through a combination of dialogue and musical numbers, with a score by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone.
The show begins with the ship’s departure from Southampton and follows its journey across the Atlantic, highlighting the class differences on board and the various romances and conflicts that arise among the passengers and crew. The musical also portrays the panic and chaos that ensued after the ship struck an iceberg and began to sink, as well as the heroism and sacrifice of many of the people on board.
The creative team of the upcoming tour features an exceptional group of professionals, including the renowned director Thom Southerland, set and costume designer David Woodhead, lighting designer Howard Hudson, and sound designer Andrew Johnson. The musical staging will be done by Cressida Carré, and Mark Aspinall will provide musical supervision. Ian Weinberger has created new musical arrangements.
The cast, which began rehearsals recently, is composed of talented actors who will portray some of the notable passengers and crew on the Titanic, including Martin Allanson as J Bruce Ismay, Valda Akiks as Ida Straus, Graham Bickley as Captain Edward Smith, Sam Brown as Frederick Fleet, James Darch as Edgar Beane, David Delve as Isidor Straus, Catherine Digges as Head Maid, Adam Filipe as Frederick Barrett, Emily George as Kate Murphy, Luke Harley as Andrew Latimer, Emma Harrold as Lady Caroline Neville, Alastair Hill as Harold Bride, Abi Hudson as Maid, Barnaby Hughes as Herbert Pitman/Henry Etches, Paul Kemble as Joseph Boxhall, Niamh Long as Kate Mullins, Matthew McDonald as Charles Clarke, Ian McLarnon as Thomas Andrews, Danny Michaels as Joseph Bell, Chris Nevin as Jim Farrell, Jack North as Charles Lightoller, Joseph Peacock as Bellboy/Wallace Hartley, Billy Roberts as William McMaster Murdoch, Bree Smith as Alice Beane, and Lucie-Mae Sumner as Kate McGowan.
The tour begins on March 16, 2023, at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, followed by performances at the Grand Theatre in Blackpool, Newcastle Theatre Royal, Grand Opera House in Belfast, Mayflower Theatre in Southampton, Birmingham Hippodrome, Regent Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, Norwich Theatre Royal, Cardiff New Theatre, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Wycombe Swan, Hull New Theatre, Hall for Cornwall in Truro, Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, The Orchard Theatre Dartford, The Lowry in Salford, New Victoria Theatre in Woking, Sheffield Lyceum, and Liverpool Empire Theatre, concluding on July 29, 2023.
With this star-studded cast and creative team, Titanic the Musical promises to be a breathtaking experience for UK theatregoers. The musical is a moving and poignant retelling of the Titanic tragedy, exploring the human stories behind one of the most famous maritime disasters in history.