West End Transfer of Show Boat Starts Previews Today | Playbill

News West End Transfer of Show Boat Starts Previews Today The new British production was first seen at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre last Christmas.
Rebecca Trehearn Johan Persson

A new production of Show Boat has set sail on the Ol' Man River of London's West End. It is directed by Tony Award nominee Daniel Evans, currently artistic director of Sheffield Theatres who will take over late this year at Chichester Festival.

Original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo (Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) are newly joined by Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal).

Also in the cast are John Coates, Adam Dutton, Kit Esuruoso, Nolan Frederick, Linford Johnson, Javar La’Trail Parker, Kate Milner-Evans, Maria Omakinwa, Ryan Pidgen, Mykal Rand, Leo Roberts, Tosh Wanogho-Maud, Christina Bennington, Victoria Hinde, Linda John-Pierre and Simbi Akande, Georgie Ashford, Laura Darton, Joshua Da Costa, Dale Evans and Tom Partridge.

This version of Show Boat was originally produced by Goodspeed Musicals in Connecticut, and was adapted and directed by Rob Ruggiero and presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. The show's Broadway premiere was in 1927.

To book tickets, which are on sale through Jan. 7, contact the box office on 0844 412 4654 or visit ShowBoatMusical.co.uk

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