Ramin Karimloo, Celinde Schoenmaker for Doctor Zhivago concert

Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker will star in the UK concert première of Doctor Zhivago at London’s Cadogan hall.

Ramin Karimloo will star as Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago and Celinde Schoenmaker will play Lara Guishar, with further casting to be announced.

The concert takes place at Cadogan Hall, on 1 September, 2PM. and 6.30PM.

A synopsis of the show reads:

Based on the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Boris Pasternak, prepare to be taken on an epic journey of heart-breaking romance, following the search for love during the final days of Czarist Russia.

Raised as an aristocrat, Yurii Andreyevich Zhivago is a political idealist, physician, and poet whose life is tossed by the tides of history as he is torn between a life with his close childhood friend and wife, and the passionate and mysterious Lara Guishar.

Zhivago, however, is not alone in his yearnings for Lara, and must compete with both revolutionaries and aristocracy alike to win the heart of the woman he cannot live without.

Further casting features Rhys Bailey as Young Yurii, Sasha, Maisey Bawden as Olya, Isabella Djuve-Wood as Young Lara, Emma De-Anne Edwards as Anna Gromeko, Darcy Jacobs as Young Tonia, Kelly Mathieson as Tonia Gromeko, Charlie McCullagh s Pasha Antipov/Strelnikov, Matthew Woodyatt as Viktor Komarovksy and the Trinity Laban Musical Theatre as the ensemble.

Doctor Zhivago’s musical adaption is written by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), and features music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon, with lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers.

Lambert Jackson said: “The story of ‘Doctor Zhivago’ is such a timeless classic and it is even more stunning in musical form. It’s a beautiful piece of writing and to be able to present the UK concert première of this show is an absolute honour.

“We are also thrilled to be working with the extraordinary Ramin Karimloo and divine Celinde Schoenmaker to bring this beautiful music to life.”

For tickets visit the Cadogan Hall website

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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