Caroline, Or Change
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Caroline, Or Change Tickets

  • Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical and with performances that'll take your breath away, Caroline, Or Change is an imaginative and moving story of strength, revolution and hope. With a 'voice full of raw soul that shreds the heart, and sets it soaring' (The Times), don’t miss a career-defining central performance from Sharon D. Clarke in the five-star musical which changes everything.
    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 delights with imagination. Directed by Michael Longhurst (Amadeus, Constellations), this extraordinary and joyously original musical opens at the Playhouse Theatre for a strictly limited season.
    At the Playhouse Theatre until 2 March 2019, book your Caroline, Or Change tickets today!
    Please note: 
    *Sharon D Clarke will not be performing on Monday performances. The role of Caroline will be played by Naana Agyei-Ampadu on the following dates: 7 January, 14 January, 21 January, 28 January and Monday 4 February 2019. The appearance of any artist(s) cannot be guaranteed.
    **Audio described performance: Tuesday 26 February.

    *PLEASE NOTE: This venue continues to make the safety and security of its customers and staff a priority. As such, please bear in mind that we may undertake bag checks, so recommend you leave extra time to avoid queues, and refrain from bringing suitcases, rucksacks and large bags into the theatre. Many thanks for your cooperation.

  • Playhouse Theatre

    Northumberland Avenue,
    WC2N 5DE

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  • (from the Hampstead Theatre/Chichester Festival Theatre runs)


    'Faultless... sensational'


    'Mighty, moving and magical'


    'Beautifully staged and impeccably performed, this is an exceptional show'


    'A modern masterpiece'