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Michael John LaChuisa’s Queen of the Mist comes to the Jack Studio Theatre in April 2019

Trudi Camilleri

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

PINT of Wine Theatre Company is presenting the European professional premier of Michael John LaChiusa’s Queen of the Mist at the Jack Studio Theatre – from April 9 to April 27, 2019.

The musical is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design.

With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa’s signature complexity and insight, Queen of the Mist is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.

The original 2011 Off-Broadway production won the Outer Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.

Anna Edson Taylor will be portrayed by Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre).

The production will be directed by Dom O’Hanlon, with musical direction by Jordan Li-Smith (Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre, Off West End Award for Best Musical Director and The Assassination Of Katie Hopkins, Theatr Clwyd). Full casting and creatives will be announced in due course.

Pint of Wine Theatre Company is an innovative theatre company that provides opportunities for artists, technicians and practitioners to push the limits on how theatre should be done. It is currently presenting the musical Side Show at the CLF Art Cafe, The Bussey Building (October 2-13).

Also at the Jack Studio Theatre: Ross McGregor’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (October 9 to October 27) and Sweet Like Chocolate Boy, by award-winning theatre-maker Tristan Fynn-Aiduenu (October 30 to November 17, 2018).