It Happened in Key West, a major new romantic comedy musical by award-winning Broadway composer Jill Santoriello (A Tale of Two Cities) novelist Jason Huza and Jeremiah James, a member of international recording group Teatro, is to get its world premiere at London’s Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Thursday 4 July - Saturday 22 September. Check ticket availability.

It Happened in Key West is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s. After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life...

Funny, shocking and deeply moving, this new American musical will make you re-examine what you believe about the nature of love, loyalty and commitment (either to a person or an asylum!).

It Happened in Key West, with Book, Music and Lyrics By Jill Santoriello, Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza, Book and Original Concept by Jeremiah James, will be directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, who has staged almost 400 productions across the US, earning multiple awards and nominations.

Rest of the creative team: Production Designer Jamie Roderick (Bandstand, A Time To Kill). Sound Designer Andrew Johnson (The Woman in White, The Play That Goes Wrong, West End and Broadway). Costume Designer Lisa Zinni (Rent, School of Rock, Cats). Musical Director Andrew Hopkins. Orchestrations Robert Felstein (The Fantasticks). UK casting Neil Rutherford. Producers: Jeremiah James, Rashad V. Chambers, Marylou Rothfuss (Dear Evan Hansen, Spring Awakening) and Art Lab LLC. UK General Management: Guy Kitchenn and David Adkin Ltd.

Cast to be announced.

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Jeremiah James, Rashad V. Chambers,
Marylou Rothfuss and Art Lab LLC

It Happened in Key West
a new musical comedy

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jill Santoriello
Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza
Book and Original Concept by Jeremiah James

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches
Villiers Street

Wednesday 11 July - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm

Thursday 5 July at 7.30pm
Friday 6 July at 7.30pm
Saturday 7 July at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Monday 9 July at 7.30pm

Press Night
Tuesday 10 July at 7.30pm

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Prices from:
Premiums £49.50
Stalls from £34.00
Balcony from £22.50
Slips £17.50