CHARING CROSS THEATRE
(formerly the New Players Theatre)
DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY (musical)
Previews from 16th January, opens 23rd January 2017. Ends 4th March 2017.
In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death disguises himself as a
handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so
feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman,
this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.
With a book by multi Tony Award winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone, based on
the 1928 Italian play of the same name which went on to inspire the movie, Meet
Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt, and a lush, romantic score by multi Tony Award
winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine), this is a soaring story of the preciousness
of life and the overwhelming power of love.
Death Takes A Holiday was nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards when it premiered
Off Broadway in 2011.
Mark Inscoe, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso head the cast.
Photo (above) shows Chris Peluso (as Death/Prince Nikolai Sirki ) and Zoë Doano
Chris Peluso (Death) Zoe Doano
Gay Soper and Antony Cable,
Zoe Doano, Scarlett Courtney.
Photo credit: Scott Rylander
Please note: Chris Peluso appears in the production until 11 February, at which
time the role will be taken over by James Gant.
The company: Kathryn Akin; Anthony Cable; Trudi Camilleri; Ken Christiansen;
Scarlett Courtney; Sophie-May Feek; James Gant; Matthew McDonald; Gay Soper;
Ashley Stillburn; Samuel Thomas; Helen Turner.