Queen of the Mist 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 insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live.
This production marks the European Premiere of the show.
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.
The cast includes Trudi Camilleri (Ragtime and Death Takes a Holiday, Charing Cross Theatre) as Anna Edson Taylor, with Will Arundell (Mack & Mabel, London Musical Theatre Orchestra), Emily Juler (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Stockwell Playhouse), Emma Ralston (Bananaman: The Musical, Southwark Playhouse), Tom Blackmore (Grindr: The Opera, Above the Stag), Conor McFarlane (Assassins, Pleasance Theatre) and Andrew Carter (Choir of Man, Edinburgh Fringe and World Tour).
Presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.
Press for this production
In their first show of 2019 Pint of Wine Theatre Company have pulled off that all-too-rare beast; a faultless British premiere of a show with a near perfect cast and exemplary – and ethical – production values that told a genuinely engaging story in a way that I don’t mind telling you had wrung me out like an emotionally drained wet sponge. I laughed like it was the first time I’d ever known humour, and cried until so many tears were streaming down my face that I just didn’t bother wiping them any more. ★★★★★ Plays to See
The cast is supported by impeccable musicians and musical direction by Jordan Li-Smith. ★★★★ The Stage
Pint of Wine Theatre Company has done a spectacular job of bringing this compelling chamber musical to the stage…A fascinating subject who is brought to life by Trudi Camilleri’s buoyant central performance.★★★★ Stage Review
To find a production as good as this one with singer/actors of this calibre … is a joy. It’s a rarity and one that may not be staged again for a while. Do go and see it. ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review
This emotional and uplifting gem of a musical is a must-see production. ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
The band’s top-notch playing is matched by a first class cast headed up by the strongly sung Trudi Camilleri as Anna Edson Taylor British Theatre Guide
The whole cast is exceptionally talented … Once again on this occasion, one of London’s cutest pub theatres proves its ability to provide a blank canvas for prominent productions, morphing and adjusting to accommodate the most diverse performances. Offering a top-notch programme and the warmest welcome, Jack Studio is the perfect field for the Queen of the Mist to finally find her glory. ★★★★ Everything Theatre
Nominated for TWO OFF WEST END AWARDS: BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR Jordan Li-Smith, BEST LIGHTING DESIGN Bethany Gupwell