First look at Death Takes a Holiday starring Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso

Thom Southerland directs the European premiere of Maury Yeston’s musical

Images have been released offering a first look at the cast of Death Takes a Holiday, which opens at the Charing Cross Theatre next week.

The European premiere of Maury Yeston, Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone's musical features Zoë Doano (Les Miserables) and Chris Peluso (Miss Saigon) and is directed by Thom Southerland.

With a score by Yeston (Titanic), Death Takes A Holiday is based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name, which also inspired the movie Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt.

Set in northern Italy, just after World War One, Death disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. It premiered Off-Broadway in 2011.

Death Takes a Holiday runs at the Charing Cross Theatre from 23 January to 4 March, with previews from 16 January.