A compelling tale of love, betrayal and greed, The Woman in White is a stunning musical, freely adapted from Wilkie Collins’s sensational Victorian thriller of the same name.
Walter Hartright’s life is changed forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious woman, dressed in white, desperate to reveal her chilling secret. When he takes up his position as drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, Marian, he sees in Laura’s face an eerie reflection of the forlorn creature he met previously. Walter and Laura’s feelings for each other are thwarted by her engagement to the sinister Sir Percival Glyde. What is the connection between, Laura, Sir Percival, and the woman in white? Can true love prevail?
The show opened at the Palace Theatre, London on 16th September 2004, starring Maria Friedman as Marian Halcombe with Angela Christian as Anne, Martin Crewes as Walter Hartright and Michael Crawford as the original Count Fosco. It opened at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre on 17th November, with Michael Ball playing Count Fosco. A new production opened at the Charing Cross Theatre, London on 4th December 2017 with the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Zippel’s revised score.