Titanic musical to receive European premiere at Southwark Playhouse

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A new chamber version of musical Titanic will get its European premiere this summer at the Southwark Playhouse.

The show, which has music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and a book by Peter Stone, won five Tony awards on Broadway.

It will run at the Southwark Playhouse from July 26 until August 31, with press night on July 19.

It will be directed by Thom Southerland, who has previously helmed productions of Victor/Victoria and Mack and Mabel for the venue.

The show will have lighting by Howard Hudson, with a set and costume design by David Woodhead.

It is being produced by Danielle Tarento.

Titanic was announced today alongside two other productions that will be staged at the venue’s new home in Newington Causeway this summer.

Prior to Titanic, The Moment of Truth, by Peter Ustinov, will play at the theatre. It will run from June 26 until July 20, with press night on June 28.

This marks the play’s first professional revival since it premiered in 1951.

It is being directed by Rob Laycock, with casting and further creative details to be announced.

Southwark Playhouse will also stage Billy Budd, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville.

It will run from July 17 until August 10, with press night on July 19.

This production will run in the venue’s second space – the Little.

Southwark Playhouse’s opening shows in its new venue are the previously announced Tanzi Libre and Juana in a Million.