2nd Look: Official production shots for Rags at London's Park Theatre released
| By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
The first official production photos have been released for the Park Theatre revival production of Stephen Schwartz's Rags The Musical. Check out all 14 images in the gallery below.
Production images for Rags The Musical at Park Theatre shot by © Pamela Raith.
Production images released for Rags The Musical at the Park Theatre in London
The first production shots have been released for the acclaimed revival of Rags, which opened at the Park Theatre in London on 9 January and is currently booking until 8 February 2020. Taken by Pamela Raith, the production shots come less than one month after the production was last seen in rehearsals. The Park Theatre run marks the show's official London premiere, having previously played in the UK at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre last year.
Rags Park Theatre cast and creative team
Rags The Musical stars Carolyn Maitland as Jewish-Russian immigrant Rebecca, Dave Willetts as Avram, and Sam Attwater as Bronfman.
The musical also stars Alex Gibson-Giorgio as Sal, Debbie Chazen as Anna, Jeremy Rose as Jack, Martha Kirby as Bella, Oisin Nolan-Power as Ben, Rachel Izen as Rachel, and Samuel Jones and Jude Muir as David. The London Rags cast is completed by Arthur Boan, Angela Caesar, Adam Crossley, Drew Dillon, Matthew Gent, and Natasha Karp.
The show, which received its world premiere in New York in 1986, features a revised book by David Thompson, music by Annie composer Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, who is best known for being behind the spell-binding magical music of Wicked.
The London Park Theatre production is directed by Bronagh Lagan and features casting by Jane Deitch, children's casting by Keston and Keston, choreography by Philip Michael Thomas, lighting design by Derek Anderson, musical direction by Joe Bunker, orchestrations by Nick Barstow, set and costume design by Gregor Donnelly, and sound design by James Nicholson.
Rags musical plot
The musical tells the story of a Russian immigrant named Rebecca and her son, David, who together journey to America to reunite with their father, Nathan, and find a better life. Eventually finding work in a Manhattan sweatshop, Rebecca finally encounters Nathan again, but can hardly believe her eyes when she sees he's assimilated into society with the greatest of ease. Soon Rebecca must decide whether she will follow in her husband's footsteps and give up her Jewish heritage, or stay true to her roots. The musical is a gripping and heart-warming tale of struggling with identity politics whilst on the pursuit of happiness.
Rags Park Theatre tickets available from £23!
Don't miss the fantastic London premiere of Rags, now showing at the Park Theatre for a strictly limited season until 8 February 2020! Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to get your slice of the American Dream and book your Rags musical theatre tickets today to secure the best seats at the best prices whilst stocks last!