Louise Dearman goes from Witch to Water Baby

West End star Louise Dearman to lead cast in the World Première
of new musical Water Babies

West End star, Louise Dearman will lead the cast of a brand new musical inspired by Charles Kingsley’s classic novel, The Water Babies. The first actress to have played both Glinda and Elphaba in the global smash-hit musical Wicked, Dearman will make her Curve debut playing Mrs D.

Following the high profile success of Finding Neverland Curve will be presenting the world première of Water Babies prior to its West End run. Directed by Ed Curtis, with music by Chris Egan, and book and lyrics by Ed Curtis and Guy Jones, this enthralling new musical, with landmark special effects, will open at Curve on 6 May, with previews from the 24 April, and run until 17 May.

Tom, our orphaned teenage hero, is framed for a crime he didn’t commit. In a desperate attempt to escape capture he is trapped on the edge of a waterfall. His only choice is to jump. Awakening in the depths of the ocean he encounters the mysterious Mrs D, and a whole new world of enchantment, danger and adventure.

Desperate to get back to the girl he loves Tom must brave underwater challenges in a world beyond his wildest imagination. Together with the unlikeliest of friends he embarks on a quest to find a way back to land. However he soon finds it’s not just his fate he holds in his hands, but also that of the mysterious and elusive gang of Water Babies.

It’s time for Tom to face his worst fears…it’s time to believe in himself and that anything is possible.

Inspired by Charles Kingsley’s much-loved novel, this spellbinding new production uses some of the most sophisticated special effects ever seen on stage.

Enter a breathtaking underwater world of magic and adventure in this funny, touching and unforgettable new musical.

Music by Chris Egan
Book and Lyrics by Ed Curtis and Guy Jones
Director: Ed Curtis
Produced by Peter Shaw and Joanna Cecil for Water Babies Musical UK Limited
Executive Producer: Tristan Baker

Dates: 24 Apr – 17 May 2014
Venue Curve, Rutland Street, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Matinees: 2.15pm (Sat & Wed 7, 14 May)
Evenings: Mon to Sat at 7.30pm (except 6 May at 7pm)
Ticket: £19.50 – £35.50, with discounted tickets available
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