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Charing Cross Theatre, London4.317 reviews
Insipration for Meet Joe Black: a touching story of the fragility of life and the power of love.

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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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Additional Information

Running time


Performance dates

Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Wednesday 2.30pm, Saturday 3pm. 16 January to 4 March 2017

Special notes

Please note: Maxwell Caulfield has withdrawn from the production of Death Takes a Holiday due to unforeseen circumstances and the role of Duke Vittorio Lamberti will now be played by Mark Inscoe.

Venue Information

Charing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

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Special Offer

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Band A £32.50 tickets reduced to £27!

Valid all performances.

Customer Reviews

17 reviews4.3

Michael Burton1st March

It was a fantastic show. The music was great - especially More and More - the singing of high class and the story gripping. I hope you can put it on again. I have been recommending it to all I speak to.

Shaikha Alaujan28th February

I am an overseas customer who always find it very convience to putmrchase my tickets online through London theatre direct. Up to my expectations, always

M D Gillmore27th February

Great cast, fantastic songs and music. A great night out. Can't recommend more highly.

Roger Cunningham26th February

Well staged and sung but the show itself doesn't really take off

Jill Bland19th February

Excellent singing and a very enjoyable experience , we will return in the future .

Barbara Rolnick17th February

Brilliant and wonderful singing- story and performers.

Lesley Shannon17th February

The cast engages the audience in a poignant tale. The book and lyrics are simply fantastic.

sally gillard15th February

The music was incredible and all the ensemble pieces were very well done, though the song by the pilot was particularly moving. The theatre was lovely and the view was excellent, but the noise of the tube was occasionally distracting. The end was predictable and a little disappointing, but overall the musical was very good with such good singing, choreography, and several moments of humour really made it enjoyable.

Maureen Bonner12th February

I enjoyed this musical very much. I did wonder before I went whether the subject was suitable for a musical, it turned out to be extremely good fun and performed admirably. I could actually hear every word the cast sang and thought their acting great.

Luke Branch11th February

Ruined. Had 4 people in the row taking throughout the whole first act despite being asked to stop, decided to leave at the interval.

Linda Scott-Savage9th February

Loved the story, loved the cast, loved the show. Wow.

Steven Ellingham6th February

Cast strong vocally. very atmospheric and intimate theatre. Reasonably priced. thoroughly enjoyed the performance.