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The Time Traveller’s Wife: Chester’s Storyhouse Theatre Will Premiere The Musical Before It Moves To West End

Adapted from Audrey Niffenegger’s best-selling novel and Bruce Joel Rubin’s screenplay for the New Line Cinema film, Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical will premiere at Storyhouse in Chester from 30 September to 15 October 2022. The two-week season will be followed by a West End transfer, which will be announced later.

The book is by Lauren Gunderson, original music and lyrics by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart, and additional songs by Kait Kerrigan. Bill Buckhurst will direct the production, while Anna Fleischle will design and Shelley Maxwell choreograph. Moreover, Lucy Carter designed the lighting, Chris Fisher created the illusions, Andrjez Goulding designed the video, Richard Brooker handled the sound, Nick Finlow supervised musical arrangement, and Bryan Crook composed the orchestrations. Stuart Burt CDG will do the casting. The production is by Colin Ingram for InTheatre Productions, Gavin Kalin Productions, Teresa Tsai, and Crossroads Live through a special arrangement with Warner Bros.

Clare and Henry’s love story is unlike any other and yet like all others. They meet, flirt, fight, love, and marry, but everything is out of order. Henry is often ripped from time, as he has a rare condition where his genetic clock resets periodically, causing him to slip into his past or future, vanishing before one’s eyes, never knowing where he’ll end up next. But he knows he’ll always come back to Clare, no matter how old she is, whether she’s 5 or 85, dreaming of her time-traveling husband.

Adapting Audrey Niffenegger’s novel, Lauren Gunderson said: “I will never get over reading the last section of Audrey Niffenegger’s book almost ten years ago and being humbled by its thunderous feeling and potent humanity. I knew this love story belonged on stage with music and visuals that match its emotional punch. The musical is sure to lift, delight, encourage, and excite.” The book’s author Audrey Niffenegger said of the adaptation, “I am delighted that my book will be adapted for the stage and with the very talented artists who are creating the musical. I look ahead to seeing what they do with it.”

Joss Stone and Dave Stewart’s multi-Grammy Award-winning score joins one of the most popular novels of the last 50 years with one of the most beloved musical scores of all time. We all ask how to trust, commit, build a family, and work toward something bigger than ourselves. We aren’t all-time travelers. How do you love beyond time? “We’ve been on many crazy adventures together, but we’ve never ‘Time Traveled,’ until we met Lauren Gunderson,” Dave Stewart and Joss Stone said about working on the new musical.

As we wrote these songs in different time zones and locations, we were thrown into a wave of emotive melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics to go with this exotic love story. We all experience time travel in our relationships and our lives in general, but to write something that people will see and hear on stage is thrilling to imagine. And hearing Bill Buckhurst interpret Lauren’s script has been inspirational as we went along.”

The Time Traveller’s Wife will premiere at Chester Storyhouse from 30 September to 15 October 2022.

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