Following the critically acclaimed, sell out production of Titanic, Thom Sutherland, Artistic Director of the Charing Cross Theatre directs a new production of Ragtime, playing for a strictly limited season.
It is the turn of the 20th Century in New York. An era is exploding. A century is spinning. And the people are moving in rhythm and rhyme to the music of Ragtime. Based on the novel by E.L Doctorow, Ragtime weaves together the story of three groups in America, represented by Coalhouse Walker Jr, a Harlem musician; Mother and her white, middle class family in New Rochelle; and Tateh, a Jewish immigrant who has come to America with his daughter seeking a new life. Their fictional lives become dramatically intertwined with one another as well as with historical figures including Harry Houdini, Booker T. Washington, JP Morgan and Henry Ford.
Ragtime led the 1998 Tony Awards with 12 nominations, winning 4 including Best Book by Terrence McNally and Best Original Score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.
STROBE LIGHTING IS USED FOR 10 SECONDS IN ACT 2
Under The Arches
The Players' Music Hall Company are delighted to be performing at The Charing Cross Theatre on Sunday 30th April 2017 at 4pm and 7.30pm.
The company promote that great British institution of Music Hall with a unique blend of audience participation, authentic characters and broad comedy. Above all the singing of wonderful songs that are an essential part of our heritage now as 100 years ago.
Let us raise the roof and let London reverberate to the glorious sounds of the Music Hall - A TRULY UNIQUE BRITISH THEATRICAL EXPERIENCE.