The UK premiere of Death Takes a Holiday at the Charing Cross theatre, a follow-up to Titanic. Including music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by multi Tony Award winners Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan. Directed by Thom Sutherland.
In Northern Italy, just after the First World War, Death disguises himself for a young good-looking prince, and all this to find out why on Earth, life is so precious and death is so feared. But then he unexpectedly falls in love... A newly engaged young woman wins his heart, and as a result he finds out that love may actually be stronger than death.
The story is based on the 1928 Italian play Death Takes a Holiday, which served as an inspiration to Meet Joe Black, film starring Brad Pitt.
Death Takes a Holiday was nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards after its Off Broadway premiere in 2011.
★★★★★ "A soaring score & luscious songs performed by the West End’s most sensational talents" -- Musical Theatre Review
★★★★ "Death Takes A Holiday "Hauntingly beautiful, an astonishing achievement" -- The Upcoming
★★★★ "The show is a treat for the eyes, ears and heart" -- London Theatre
★★★★ "For connoisseurs, as unmissable a musical theatre event as Hamilton” -- Theatre Monkey
★★★★ "A musical treat...beautifully sung, and well worth seeing" -- Live Theatre UK
★★★★ "Daring and unusual...Thom Southerland impresses again with an insinuating chamber musical" -- The Stage
★★★★ "Maury Yeston’s magnificent score for this show – one of the finest in London right now – is a glory not to be missed" -- British Theatre
★★★★ "Sensitively directed by Thom Southerland, the show comes alive with Maury Yeston’s beautiful melodies, delightfully sung by the impressive cast and played by an excellent 10-piece band" -- West End Wilma
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