Caroline, or Change, Starring Sharon D. Clarke, Will Transfer to West End in the Fall

London News   Caroline, or Change, Starring Sharon D. Clarke, Will Transfer to West End in the Fall
Michael Longhurst directs the production, which currently plays the Hampstead Theatre.
Caroline_or_Change_Hampstead_Theatre _Production_Photo_2018_Sharon D. Clarke (Caroline Thibodeaux) and Abiona Omonua (Emmie Thibodeaux) in Caroline, or Change at Hampstead Theatre by Marc Brenner_HR.jpg
Sharon D. Clarke and Abiona Omonua Marc Brenner

The critically acclaimed U.K. production of Caroline, or Change, which opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre last year and currently plays the Hampstead Theatre through April 21, will transfer to London's West End this fall.

Directed by Michael Longhurst, performances will begin at the Playhouse Theatre November 20 and continue through February 9, 2019.

Olivier winner Sharon D. Clarke will reprise her work in the title role.

Caroline, or Change features a book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori. The production has designs by Fly Davis, choreography by Ann Yee, musical direction by Nigel Lilley, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Paul Arditti, casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG, and children’s casting by Debbie O’Brien.


Winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Caroline, Or Change is a moving portrait of America at a time of momentous social upheaval. Set in 1963 Louisiana, the musical focuses on Caroline, a maid working in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household, and her relationship with eight-year-old Noah Gellman.

Ambassador Theatre Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, Glass Half Full Productions and Rupert Gavin, in association with Hampstead Theatre, will produce the London run.

Tickets will go on sale March 24 by visiting

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