Queen of the Mist
words and music by Michael John LaChiusa
produced by Pint of Wine Theatre Company
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
Queen of the Mist by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed by Dominic O’Hanlon
Musical Director Jordan Li-Smith
Associate Musical Director: Connor Fogel
Assistant Producer Daniel Gosselin
Designer Tara Usher
Costumer Lemington Ridley
Sound Design Adrian Jeakins
Producer Blake Klein
Trudi Camilleri as Anna Edson Taylor with Will Arundell, Emily Juler, Emma Ralston, Tom Blackmore, Conor McFarlane and Andrew Carter