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Caroline, or Change in the West End announces final performance date

The West End transfer of the hit production will run until early March

The cast of the West End transfer Caroline, or Change
The cast of the West End transfer Caroline, or Change
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The West End transfer of Caroline, or Change will close on 2 March, it has been confirmed.

The sell-out Chichester Festival Theatre production of Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's award-winning musical, which first opened in 2017 and later transferred to the Hampstead Theatre (where it also sold out), stars Sharon D Clarke as the titular Caroline Thibodeaux. It then opened at the Playhouse Theatre in November 2018, where it was met with critical praise, particularly for Clarke's performance. The show was named by WhatsOnStage's chief critic Sarah Crompton as one of the top shows of 2018.

The musical is directed by Michael Longhurst and has designs by Fly Davis, choreography by Ann Yee, musical direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Paul Arditti. It is based on the life of Thibodeaux, working in a wealthy Jewish household. The piece was originally scheduled to run until 6 April, but will now finish earlier than anticipated.

The piece will close to make way for the West End transfer of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Fiddler on the Roof with Andy Nyman and Judy Kuhn.

Tickets for the performances of both shows are on sale now.