Friday, 5 February 2016

Michael Crawford returning to the West End

It has been confirmed that Michael Crawford is returning to the West End to appear in a musical version of L.P. Hartley's novel The Go-Between.

Crawford will play story's Narrator (Leo Colston) in the show which opens at the Apollo Theatre on 7th June 2016 (previews from 27th May).

The new musical has a score by Richard Taylor and will be directed by Roger Haines. Crawford famously originated the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera and was last seen as the title role in the West End revival of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium.

Further casting to be announced. Tickets are on sale now.

Michael Crawford plays Leo Colston, a man who can no longer hide from the memories of his past. Memories of the gloriously hot summer of 1900 and of his days spent in Norfolk come flooding back. Spending the holidays with the family of his school friend Marcus in their luxurious country home, the young Leo finds himself acting as the go-between for the beautiful upper-class Marian and tenant-farmer Ted who are embroiled in a forbidden secret love affair. 

The innocent Leo gets caught up in the adult atmosphere of deceit and manipulation as he risks everything in this deeplymoving coming of age story. The events of that summer and the devastating effects of love denied will shape his life forever.

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