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Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre

Death Takes A Holiday is the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton.

A soaring story of the preciousness of life and the overwhelming power of love, the European premiere of Death Takes A Holiday will run from Monday 16 January to Saturday 4 March. Press night is Monday 23 January at 7.30pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Death Takes A Holiday has a lush, romantic score by multi Tony Award-winner Maury Yeston (Titanic, Nine, Grand Hotel) and a book by multi Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan and Peter Stone. It is based on the 1928 Italian play of the same name, which also inspired the movie, Meet Joe Black, starring Brad Pitt.

In Northern Italy, shortly after World War One, Death (Chris Peluso) disguises himself as a handsome young prince to try to understand why life is so precious and death so feared. But when he unexpectedly falls in love with a newly engaged young woman (Zoe Doano), this mysterious stranger discovers that love may in fact be stronger than death.

Death Takes A Holiday was nominated for 11 Drama Desk Awards when it premiered Off-Broadway in 2011.

Photos by Scott Rylander and Annabel Vere

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Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Chris Peluso (Death) and Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti) and Chris Peluso (Death)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Chris Peluso (Death) and Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Chris Peluso (Death)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Chris Peluso (Death) and Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
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Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Gay Soper and Anthony Cable

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Chris Peluso (Death) and Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti)

Photos: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
Zoe Doano (Grazia Lamberti), Scarlett Courtney (Daisy Fenton) and Helen Turner (Alice Lamberti)


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