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Queen Of The Mist Tickets

London Musical
Don't miss tickets for Queen Of The Mist transfer to West End's Charing Cross Theatre
Pint of Wine Theatre Company presents Queen Of The Mist Words and Music by Michael John LaChiusa Pint of Wine Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Michael John LaChiusa's Queen Of The Mist comes to the Charing Cross Theatre for a strictly limited seven-week season from 15 August to 5 October 2019. Queen Of The Mist, which received its UK premiere in a sold-out run at the Jack Studio Theatre in April, is based on the astounding and outrageous true story of Anna Edson Taylor, who in 1901 on her 63rd birthday set out to be the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa's insightful and engaging style, this award-winning musical is the story of how one woman risked death so that she could live. The original 2011 Off-Broadway production of Queen Of The Mist won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Musical.
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Rated 2 out of 5 (2 Reviews)
  • Review Avatar Aug 18, 2019

    We walked out at intermission. The performance was stilted and amateurish. When a spotlight in the diagonal corner was used it blinded us.

  • Review Avatar Aug 18, 2019

    Queen of the Mist is best described as a niche musical. I enjoyed it and am glad I went. I would not pay to see it again. A small cast who were excellent. They had fantastic voices - but the singing style of the lead character was more operatic than I would have liked. I could hear every word - but found it hard to understand what she was singing even though it was in English! Not such an issue with others in the cast suggesting it was her voice not the acoustics. Since most of the story is sung it made following the story problematic at times. Since it was based on a real person I knew the story being told. My children, who were not familiar with her life, were completely lost at times. I found I had to explain large chunks of the second half to them on the way home. I am still glad they were with me as it is in a charming, small theatre which suited the stripped back production perfectly. A great antidote to more overblown musicals in the West End. My children enjoyed the show too, even though explanations were needed. Overall, definitely worth seeing, but read up on Annie Edson Taylor first.