The Light In The Piazza – London 14 June to 5 July 2019

Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre

Audiences fell in love with the sumptuous and unforgettable romance of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, which was the musical theatre event of the summer at the Royal Festival Hall in 2019. Lighting up London for just 20 special performances, this breathtaking love story transported audiences to a beautiful, sun-drenched Italian piazza in the 1950’s for an evening of soaring emotion with “the most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story” (NY Times).

Florence. Summer 1953. As American Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara take in the city’s wonders, a fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli… and it’s amore at first sight. But is Clara everything she appears to be? Or are there secrets in the shadows?

With an extraordinary cast of stars from the West End, opera and television which included opera superstar RENÉE FLEMING, Disney sensation DOVE CAMERON, ALEX JENNINGS (Netflix’s The Crown), ROB HOUCHEN (Les Misérables), MARIE McLAUGHLIN (Royal Opera House), LIAM TAMNE (Wicked) and CELINDE SCHOENMAKER (The Phantom of the Opera).

Directed by multiple Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans, this lavish production with a full staging and gorgeous period costumes was accompanied, live on-stage by Opera North’s 34-piece orchestra at the stunning Royal Festival Hall by the banks of the Thames.

Production photos

Production photography: Matt Crockett Dewynters 2019


London Theatre

19th June 2019

“A score of swelling, surging musical joy”

The Financial Times

25th June 2019

“Singers add substance to a feelgood show”

The Guardian

19th June 2009

“A feel good musical… of true love”

The i

19th June 2019

“Opera legend Renee Fleming is perfectly cast”

The most romantic score of any musical since West Side Story

New York Times
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