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Storyhouse hosts Time Traveller's Wife world premiere

Chester Storyhouse has been chosen to host the world premiere of a new musical version of bestselling heart-tugger The Time Traveller’s Wife.

The production, which has music and lyrics by multi-Grammy Award winners Joss Stone and Dave Stewart, will open at the venue on September 20 before transferring to the West End.

It comes from the team behind Back to the Future, Ghost and Grease, and has special effects created by the master illusionist behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

The Time Traveller’s Wife: The Musical is based on the novel by Audrey Niffenegger and the New Line film screenplay by Bruce Joel Rubin. Lauren Gunderson has written the book for the show.

Henry and Clare’s love story is like no other and yet like all others; they meet, flirt, fight, love, marry... but all out of order.

Henry is often and uncontrollably ripped out of time, because he suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets, pulling him into his past or future, vanishing before one’s eyes, never knowing where or when he’s going next.

Except he knows he’ll always come back to Clare, whether she's five-years-old playing in a field or 85, dreaming of her time-travelling husband.

Dave Stewart and Joss Stone

Producer Colin Ingram said: “I’m so delighted to be bringing this incredible new musical to the 750-seat Chester Storyhouse for a two-week run prior to a transfer to the West End and beyond.

“We’re excited to come to this fantastic new theatre, which has an incredible ethos of accessibility and nurture lead by CEO Andrew Bentley, and to show the people of Chester and the North West this exciting, thrilling and beautiful new musical which Joss Stone and Dave Stewart have written stunning new songs for.

“For those who haven’t been to the Storyhouse, this premiere is the time to come and enjoy a fantastic musical in a fantastic venue with a great atmosphere and facilities.”

And Storyhouse chief executive Andrew Bentley added: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting the world premiere of this incredible musical here at Storyhouse. It's wonderful that our audiences in Chester get to see the production before anyone else. It will be unmissable.”

The Time Traveller’s Wife is at Chester Storyhouse from September 30 to October 15. Tickets and more details HERE


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