A brand new musical adaptation of The Time Traveller’s Wife is to premiere in the UK, with music and lyrics by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart, plus additional lyrics by Kait Kerrigan, with book by Lauren Gunderson.
Based on the best-selling novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the popular film by Bruce Joel Rubin, the show will become a new musical and premiere in the UK in late 2021/early 2022.
The production will be directed by Bill Buckhurst, with musical supervision and arrangement by Nick Finlow, and illusions by Chris Fisher. Casting is by Stuart Burt CDG. It will be produced by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures.
The Time Traveller’s Wife follows the story of Henry and Clare – a love story like no other. They meet, flirt, fight, love and marry – but all out of order. Henry is often uncontrollably ripped out of time, as he suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets. He is pulled from the present in the past and future, vanishing and never knowing where he will next end up. But he knows he will always find his way back to Clare.
Weaving a heart-breaking and soaring original musical score by multi Grammy Award-winning composers Joss Stone and Dave Stewart with one of the most beloved novels of the last 50 years, The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical asks if all couples a truly know one another enough to trust, to commit, to build a family, to work at something bigger than ourselves. How do you love across time?
Stewart and Stone said of working together on the new musical, “We have been on many crazy adventures together but we’ve never ‘Time Travelled’ till meeting Lauren Gunderson. Writing these songs together whilst being in different locations on different time zones has been a trip (literally), throwing us into an eddy of emotive melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics to go with the push and pull of this unusual love story. We all time travel in our relationships and in our lives in general, but to write something that people will see and hear happening live on stage is thrilling to imagine, and hearing Bill Buckhurst’s interpretations of Lauren’s script for stage as we went along has been so inspiring.”
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