The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical Caroline, or Change is set to transfer to London’s Hampstead Theatre this spring with Sharon D. Clarke reprising her starring role as Caroline Thibodeaux. The Michael Longhurst-helmed staging returns after an acclaimed engagement last summer.
Clarke will be joined by returning cast members Angela Caesar, Teddy Kempner, Ako Mitchell, Abiona Omonua, Vincent Pirillo, and Lauren Ward, as well as new additions Naana Agyei-Ampuda, Alastair Brookshaw, Me’sha Bryan, Sue Kelvin, Carole Stennett, Sharon Rose, and T’Shan Williams.
Caroline, or Change will begin performances in London March 12 ahead of a March 19 opening. The run is scheduled through April 21.
The production will feature design by Fly Davis, choreography by Ann Yee, musical direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting by Jack Knowles and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting is by Charlotte Sutton CDG, and children’s casting is by Debbie O’Brien.
Set in 1963 Louisiana, Caroline, or Change follows a black woman who works as a maid amidst the growing Civil Rights Movement.
For more information visit HampsteadTheatre.com.