It has been announced that the West End production of Caroline, or Change is now booking until 6th April 2019.

Sharon D. Clarke in Caroline Or Change

The musical initially premiered in London in 2006 at the National Theatre and is now due to open its West End schedule at the Playhouse Theatre on the 20th November 2018, having previously ran a sell-out engagement at Hampstead Theatre.

Rehearsals are already underway for the cast, which is led by Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D Clarke as Caroline Thibodeaux.

Sharon is best known for her role in the BBC’s Holby City, with popular theatre credits including We Will Rock You and Ghost the Musical.

Synopsis: Caroline, or Change

Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can.

Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…

More about the production

Having already won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, the show has recently been nominated as Best Musical and Best Musical Performance for Sharon D Clarke in this year’s Evening Standard Awards.

Described as a playful, funny but deeply moving portrait of America during a time of social upheaval, the musical features a score of soul, blues, classical and traditional Jewish folk music.

The show is written by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America and directed by Michael Longhurst, with a score by Tony Award-winning composer, Jeanine Tesori.

Group information

Discounts are available for groups of ten or more people. GTO’s wishing to book tickets should call 02072 061174.

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Image: Sharon D Clarke in Caroline, or Change (Photo Credit: Marc Brenner)