Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 to make UK premiere

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 - Donmar poster

We’ve great news for fans of Dave Malloy musicals with the long-awaited UK premiere of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 confirmed!

Tim Sheader will direct a brand new production of the musical as part of his inaugural season as Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse. It will run at the London venue from 7 December 2024 to 8 February 2025.

The production will feature choreography by Ellen Kane, musical supervision by Nicholas Skilbeck, set design by Leslie Travers, costume design by Evie Gurney, sound design by Nick Lidster and Gareth Tucker for Autograph, musical direction by Sam Young, casting by Pippa Ailion CDG for Pippa Ailion and Natalie Gallacher Casting and associate director Fiona Dunn.

The Great Comet is an adaptation of a scandalous slice of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, written by Dave Malloy.

This multi-award-winning musical has been a hit on Broadway, and now British audiences can finally experience it.

The show will transport viewers to 19th-century Russia, combining classical and contemporary music in a vibrant, immersive performance.

Tim Sheader expressed his excitement about directing such a dynamic and unique musical, which has captivated audiences across the pond.

This production promises to be a standout in Sheader’s debut season, showcasing his vision and the Donmar’s commitment to innovative theatre.

With its electrifying score and immersive staging, The Great Comet is set to light up the Donmar Warehouse.

Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular musical in its UK debut.

Priority booking for Donmar supporters is open now, with public booking starting on 3 July at 9am.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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