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Exclusive: Casting announced for The Woman in White

Anna O’Byrne will lead the cast of Thom Southerland’s revival

Chris Peluso, Anna O'Byrne and Carolyn Maitland
Chris Peluso, Anna O'Byrne and Carolyn Maitland
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Casting has been announced for the first ever revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Woman in White, which opens at the Charing Cross Theatre in November.

Directed by Thom Southerland, the production will star Anna O'Byrne (The Phantom of the Opera) as Laura Fairlie alongside Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon) as Sir Percival Glyde, Carolyn Maitland (Ghost) as Marian, Ashley Stillburn (The Phantom of the Opera) as Walter Hartright, Greg Castiglioni (Titanic) as Count Fosco, and Sophie Reeves (Les Miserables) as Anne.

O'Byrne most recently played Eliza Doolittle in Julie Andrews' 60th anniversary production of My Fair Lady at Sydney Opera House, a performance which won her the 2017 Helpmann Award for Best Actress.

With music by Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel, and a book by Charlotte Jones, The Woman in White is adapted from Wilkie Collins' Victorian thriller about a man whose life is changed after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman.

Thirteen years after the musical premiered at the Palace Theatre, this new production will premiere a revised score by Lloyd Webber and Zippel. It will also have choreography by Cressida Carré, scenic design by Morgan Large, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting design by Rick Fisher, and sound design by Andy Johnson. The music supervisor is Stephen Brooker, with orchestrations by David Cullen.

The Woman in White runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from Monday 20 November until 10 February 2018.

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