Henshall Departs London Woman in White Feb. 4; Robinson Replaces

News   Henshall Departs London Woman in White Feb. 4; Robinson Replaces
Olivier Award-winning actress Ruthie Henshall, who currently plays Marian in the London production of The Woman in White, will play her final performance in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Feb. 4.

On Feb. 6 Yvette Robinson will begin her stint as Marian, playing the role through the show's final performance at the Palace Theatre on Feb. 25. Robinson will join a company that features David Burt as Count Fosco, Damian Humbley as Walter Hartright, Alexandra Silber as Laura Fairlie, Elinor Collett as Anne Catherick, Michael Cormick as Sir Percival Glyde and Edward Petherbridge as Mr. Fairlie. In her native Australia, Yvette Robinson has appeared in productions of Starlight Express, Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, Miss Saigon, My Fair Lady and Evita.

The Woman in White features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by David Zippel and a book by Charlotte Jones. The remainder of the creative team comprises Trevor Nunn (direction), William Dudley (set and costume design), Paul Pyant (lighting design), Mick Potter (sound design), Wayne McGregor (dance and movement) and Simon Lee (musical supervisor).

According to production notes, The Woman in White concerns "a dashing young man, employed as the art tutor to two devoted sisters, [who] is stranded at a remote railway cutting. Out of the darkness looms a woman, a mysterious figure dressed in white, desperate to share a chilling secret. He and the sisters soon find themselves trapped in a web of betrayal and greed, the victims of a seemingly flawless crime. Together they will need all their resourcefulness and courage to outwit a hugely charismatic and ingenious villain. As the compelling plot twists and turns, low villainy vies with high romance in a world where nothing is as it first appears and where it is impossible to know who to trust."

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