In rehearsals with: Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre

We get a first listen to Ako Mitchell performing “Make Them Hear You”

We popped into rehearsals for Ragtime at Charing Cross Theatre to talk with the cast and director Thom Southerland about the show.

Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's musical will run for nine weeks at the London venue from 8 October. Directed by Southerland, with choreography by Ewan Jones, musical direction from Jordan Li-Smith and new orchestrations and musical supervision by Mark Aspinall. The revival is produced by Danielle Tarento, Steven M Levy, Sean Sweeney and Vaughan Williams.

Based on the novel by EL Doctorow, Ragtime takes place in New York at the turn of the 20th Century and tells the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life.

Ragtime runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 8 October to 10 December.