Dear World to debut at Charing Cross

A Broadway hit show will debut in London's West End next month.

February will see the UK premiere of Jerry Herman's Dear World at the Charing Cross Theatre.

Running from February 4th to March 30th, the show will see Broadway star Betty Buckley appear alongside Paul Nicholas in a production directed and choreographed by Gillian Lynee.

Lynee has worked on a number of hit shows in the US and London's West End, including successful productions of Cats, Phantom Of The Opera, Aspects Of Love and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Dear World was written by composer and lyricist Herman and received its world premiere in 1969 with Angela Lansbury in the lead role comma but it has never been staged outside of the US before.

Theatre fans staying in central London hotels will enjoy the musical tale of good versus evil featuring a Parisian countess and her motley crew of friends trying to stop oil tycoons destroying the city in post-war France.

Nicholas will play the role of Sewerman and has enjoyed a strong career of on the stage, with appearances in Jesus Christ Superstar, Grease, Cats and Charlie Girl, as well as being instantly recognisable as the lead in the hit 1980s BBC show Just Good Friends.

Tickets to see the show start from £15 each and are expected to sell quickly as the premiere approaches. The 275-seat theatre is close to both Charing Cross mainline station and Embankment London Underground station so is ideal for musical fans staying in central London hotels. It also has a restaurant serving a varied menu of pre-theatre dishes and a late-night bar for post-theatre drinks.

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