What Did Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White in London?

The Verdict   What Did Critics Think of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Woman in White in London?
 
The revival from the Phantom of the Opera composer runs through February 2018 at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Anna O’Byrne
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A revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charlotte Jones’ 2004 musical adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ novel The Woman in White, directed by Thom Southerland, opened December 4 at London’s Charing Cross Theatre. (The original production transferred to Broadway in 2005 and earned a Tony nominations for Best Original Score.)

The production stars Anna O’Byrne as Laura Fairlie, Chris Peluso as Sir Percival Glyde, Carolyn Maitland as Marian, Ashley Stillburn as Walter Hartright, Greg Castiglioni as Count Fosco, and Sophie Reeves as Anne.

The musical features music by Lloyd Webber with lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Jones. Cressida Carré staged the movement with musical supervision by Stephen Brooker, scenic design by Morgan Large, costume design by Jonathan Lipman, lighting design by Rick Fisher, sound design by Andrew Johnson, orchestrations by David Cullen, and casting by David Grindrod Associates.

The musical is produced by Patrick Gracey, Steven M. Levy, and Vaughan Williams in association with The Really Useful Group Limited.

Read reviews of the production below:

BritishTheatre.com (Julian Evans)

London Theatre (Mark Shenton)

Time Out London (Tom Wicker)

The Guardian (Lyn Gardner)

The Stage (Tim Bano)

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