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The role of Caroline will be played by Naana Agyei-Ampadu on the following dates: 7th January, 14th January, 21st January, 28th January and Monday 4th February.

About Caroline, or Change

Written by Tony Kushner, author of legendary play Angels in America, and with an exceptional, soaring score from Tony Award-winning Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, Or Change stars Sharon D. Clarke in an astonishing 'virtuoso performance. To watch her seems a privilege' (The Times).

Louisiana, 1963. Revolution is in the air, though not so much for Caroline, the poorly paid maid toiling endlessly in the sweltering basement of the Gellman household. It’s a fantastical, magical place amidst the piles of laundry and singing washing machines, especially for eight-year-old Noah Gellman who sneaks downstairs to see her whenever he can. Yet a simple gesture to leave more money in Caroline’s pocket is about to test who and how far the winds of change can ever really reach…

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Caroline, Or Change is a playful, funny, and deeply moving tale set to a score that hits new heights of emotion, in a production that always delights with imagination. Directed by Michael Longhurst (Amadeus, Constellations), this vital and timely musical opens at the Playhouse Theatre from 20 November 2018 for a strictly limited season.

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Caroline Thibodeaux is a single mother of four working as a maid for the Jewish Gellman family in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Eight-year-old Noah Gellman is struggling to form a relationship with his stepmother and begins to idiolise the family’s underpaid maid. When Noah starts to leave money in his trouser pockets and Caroline is told to keep any money she finds, not only is she insulted, but the gesture opens up a raft of racial, social, and economic divisions. Despite her own children desperately needing food, clothing, and shoes, Caroline refuses to accept the money. Outside of the laundry room, the Civil Rights Movement and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sets further political change into motion.

Written by Tony Kushner (“Angels in America”) and with a score by Jeanine Tesori (“Fun Home”), “Caroline, Or Change” is a witty, inspiring musical about political and social change in 1960s America. With musical influences that blend gospel, Motown, and Jewish folk song, the story is loosely inspired by memories of Kushner’s own childhood growing up as a young Jewish boy in Louisiana.

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What To Watch For

  • The show opened at New York’s Public Theatre in 2003, before transferring to Broadway, where it was nominated for six 2004 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
  • Although the 2006 London production at the National Theatre never transferred to the West End, it won the 2007 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
  • Sharon D. Clarke reprises her role as Caroline after a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2017 and Hampstead Theatre in early 2018.

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Run Time

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Playhouse Theatre

Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5DE

Booking until April 2019

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