The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s musical Caroline, or Change has found its complete cast in the West End. The acclaimed Michael Longhurst-helmed production will transfer to London's Playhouse Theatre this fall following sold-out runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Hampstead Theatre.
Reprising her her starring role as Caroline Thibodeaux will be Sharon D. Clarke; see Clarke perform "Lot's Wife" from the musical in the video above.
Joining Clarke in the West End will be Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Keisha Amponsa Banson, Alastair Brookshaw, Me’sha Bryan, Angela Caesar, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Sue Kelvin, Teddy Kempner, Ako Mitchell, Abiona Omonua, Vincent Pirillo, Tanisha Spring and Lauren Ward, with Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong, Zalika Henry, Laura Medforth, Timothy Quinlan, and Teddy Wills.
Performances of Caroline, or Change will run November 20–February 9, 2019.
Isaac Forward, Aaron Gelkoff and Jack Meredith will alternate the role of Noah, Mark Mwangi, Kenya Sandy and Jeremiah Waysome will alternate the role of Jackie, and the role of Joe will be alternated by Josiah Choto, David Dube, and Raphael Higgins-Hume.
Set in 1963 Louisiana, Caroline, or Change tells the story of black woman who works as a maid for a white Jewish family amidst the growing Civil Rights Movement. The musical is the winner of the 2007 Olivier Award for Best Musical and features a score of soul, blues, classical, and traditional Jewish folk music.
For more information visit HampsteadTheatre.com.