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Titanic the Musical to run at Portsmouth's Kings Theatre in April

Titanic musical Kings Theatre

Titanic the Musical is to run at The Kings Theatre Portsmouth in 2022.

Produced in-house by the theatre, the show is inviting local talent in Portsmouth to audition for what will be the largest cast of adults and children ever to appear on the venue’s stage.

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The piece will open on 11 April 2022, the week that marks the 110th anniversary of RMS Titanic’s ill-fated maiden voyage, running to 24 April 2022.

The cast of the emotionally charged musical includes Paul Clements as Thomas Andrews, Peter Colley as Captain Smith, Robert Day as Bruce Ismay, Kim Seagrove as Alice Beane, Lizzie Rose as Kate McGowan, Jo Alldridge as Ida Straus, Graeme Clements as Isidor Straus and Milo Welch playing Jim Farrell.

They will be joined by two teams of children ensembles made up of young performers from across the region with auditions underway.

The creative team includes Jack Edwards (Artistic Director at The Kings Theatre) with Charlotte Alldridge and John Paul McCrohon Directing, Musical Director Andrew Woodford, and Choreographer Jacqueline Willis.

On the 12th April 1912, the Titanic, then the greatest ship in the world and thought to be unsinkable, set sail on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. 2,208 people were on board, all of them unaware that they were about to become part of the most tragic shipping disaster of the 20th century when it sunk on the 15th April 1912. Over 1,500 lives were lost.

In 1997 Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) and Peter Stone memorialised the event in an emotionally charged and highly acclaimed musical which focuses on the lives and hopes of the passengers and crew aboard RMS Titanic.

Tickets for Titanic the Musical are on sale now from www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk/titanic

Jack Edwards, Artistic Director said: “The story of the Titanic is one of the most tragic and infamous shipping disasters of the 20th Century, based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world. We are so excited as we know the enormous wealth of talent in the area, and we know they will excel in their performance of this beautiful piece of musical theatre.

“This will be the biggest company ever assembled for this magnificent show. We can’t wait to start and bring something epic to Portsmouth.”

John Paul McCrohon, Director added: “We are so thrilled to have assembled a truly wonderful cast from across the south who are already bringing a remarkable energy to the rehearsal room.

“Our open auditions attracted some of the finest talents from our area’s abundance of top companies but also allowed us to discover a large number of exciting talents never before seen on the Kings stage, from those in the midst of or fresh from performing arts training to those making their theatrical debuts in this very special production.”


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