Show Boat Heads Down River To London’s West End

Daniel Evans’ critically acclaimed production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical Show Boat will transfer to the West End’s New London Theatre in spring 2016.  Seen by over 36,000 people during its seven-week run in Sheffield, previews begin at the New London Theatre from Saturday 9 April.  Produced in the West End by David Ian with Bob Bartner and Norman Tulchin, tickets for Show Boat go on sale on today, Friday 12 February.  The cast will be announced shortly.

Daniel Evans said: 'Show Boat is often thought to be the mother of all musicals.  Hammerstein and Kern's score continues to blow audiences away, almost 90 years later.  As well as being a riveting story, the piece’s themes of family and freedom still speak to us today in a profound way.  I feel proud that the production we made in Sheffield will now get to travel further afield and be experienced by yet more audiences in the capital.' 

Producer David Ian said: 'I am absolutely thrilled, along with my co-producers Bob Bartner and Norman Tulchin, to be bringing Daniel’s ground breaking production of Show Boat to the West End.  As soon as I saw the production in Sheffield there was no doubt in my mind that we absolutely had to bring Show Boat in to London, giving West End audiences the opportunity to see this brand new version of such an incredible musical.'

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