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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 3.7 out of 5 (18 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.

  • Review Avatar Aug 22, 2019

    This is a difficult, yet rewarding show, as the protagonist is a deluded narcissist, and it isn't fun spending time in her company, especially in the first half, when she is in peak-arrogance mode. On the other hand, she chastens a little in the second half, the performances are superlative, and the show has something useful to say about what kind of endeavours make for a worthwhile existence. :)

  • Review Avatar Aug 25, 2019

    Good show, great voices Only negative is seats are on both sides of the stage i.e. stage in the middle - so cast have backs to you for an amount of the show. Good show, would recommend.

  • Review Avatar Aug 26, 2019

    Really professional production. Orchestra and Cast Truly fantastic. Would definitely watch again.***********************

  • Review Avatar Aug 26, 2019

    We felt this subject matter was a bit heavy and serious for a musical.

  • Review Avatar Aug 29, 2019

    My friends and I went to watch the production with an 'open book' - we weren't sure what to expect. The theatre is very intimate and well located. The actors/singers/musicians were fantastic and overall thought it was a great and professional production with huge imagination. The only point I would make is the Queen of the Mist's death was over-long and drawn out - could have cut 10 mins or so. Good value for money entertainment.

  • Review Avatar Aug 29, 2019

    It was interesting show, good cast. And we can watch it close to actors

  • Review Avatar Aug 30, 2019

    Lovely little musical well performed, quaint little theatre throughly enjoyed and well worth a visit and the £13 paid

  • Review Avatar Aug 31, 2019

    Not a great show (any possibility of Bernarda Alba, which I much enjoyed at the Union several years ago?) but it was very well-performed by all the cast (it would be interesting to know how often last night's double cast-change has happened as it was all very slick).

  • Review Avatar Sep 8, 2019

    Good value! Good show!

  • Review Avatar Sep 13, 2019

    excellent show, well performed and singing very clear and easy to hear

  • Review Avatar Sep 13, 2019

    This was an unusual subject beautifully and enthusiastically presented by a small but very energetic cast who worked well together as a team. The pace was fast and the score was catchy. this was the first time that I had visited the theatre in its 'in the round' arrangement and I thought that this helped with this presentation. Well done to everybody concerned.

  • Review Avatar Sep 15, 2019

    Amazing music, professional

  • Review Avatar Sep 17, 2019

    enjoyed it. The music and singing was great

  • Review Avatar Sep 22, 2019

    Queen of the Mist is exceptionally well-written and produced. It has powerful messages about pride and poverty and risk and the fragility of fame. The music connects seamlessly with the dialogue and actors and musicians did a fine job throughout. This production is worthy of a much larger venue but as a member of the audience, I enjoyed the intimate nature of the theatre.

  • Review Avatar Sep 27, 2019

    Good book, good singing, music ok.

  • Review Avatar Sep 29, 2019

    Brilliantly acted and sung. Unusual subject for a musical but it worked. No really memorable songs though. Act 2 was quite challenging but it was thought provoking and lifted the show above the usual musical fare.