TITANIC and European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY set for LONDON

Director Thom Southerland has been appointed Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre in Central London. Southerland will begin the season by bringing his internationally acclaimed production of Maury Yeston and Peter Stone's 1997 musical Titanic back to London from 28 May to 6 August 2016, with an official opening on 6 June 2016. The production originally ran at the Southwark Playhouse in 2013 and later transferred to Toronto, Canada.

"In the final hour of 14 April 1912 the RMS Titanic, on her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York, collided with an iceberg and ‘the unsinkable ship’ slowly sank. It was one of the most tragic disasters of the 20th Century. 1517 men, women and children lost their lives."

The production will feature musical staging by Cressida Carré, musical direction by Mark Aspinall, set and costume design by David Woodhead, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Andrew Johnson.

The season will conclude with the UK premiere of Maury Yeston's off-Broadway musical Death Takes a Holiday, featuring music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan, which runs from 3 December 2016 to 21 January 2017.

"In Northern Italy, shortly 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. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman, this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death."