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Thérèse Raquin transfers from Finborough to Park Theatre and Maureen Lipman joins Rags the Musical

The WhatsOnStage Award nominee's latest show transfers to North London venue

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New musical Therese Raquin will transfer to the Park Theatre, following its sell-out run at Finborough Theatre, where it continues until Saturday 19 April.

The show, a new musical adaptation of Émile Zola’s classic French novel, will play in the Finsbury Park venue for a limited 4 week run from Wednesday 30 July 2014.

Thérèse Raquin has music by Craig Adams, whose last show Lift was nominated for a WhatsOnStage Award this year, and Book and Lyrics by Nona Shepphard. You can read our recent interview with Adams here.

The original run at the Finborough starred Julie Atherton who was also in the original production of Lift, although casting for the transfer has yet to be announced.

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Maureen Lipman (Oklahoma! - NT , Glorious! and A Little Night Music) has been confirmed as the narrator for Rags the Musical at the Lyric Theatre.

Well-known for playing Joyce Grenfell in the biographical show Re: Joyce!, which she co-wrote, Lipman has also appeared in the films Up The Junction, Educating Rita and played the mother in Roman Polanski's award-winning film The Pianist.

All proceeds from the show will go to Centrepoint, the UK's leading homeless charity for young people.