Over the Rainbow, The Eva Cassidy Story | The Hawth Crawley | Coming Soon – Sept 26th

Since its first performance Over the Rainbow has received rapturous receptions and inspired cathartic outpourings of emotion. This is the poignant and moving story of Washington born singer Eva Cassidy.

This new production marks the 10th anniversary of this award winning show. Now re-designed and re-devised with new scenes, new characters and many new songs.

This show has now received standing ovations throughout the UK and Ireland and was a huge hit in Holland, winning “Best Production of the Year”.

Nicole Faraday (Bad Girls and Emmerdale) stars in the role of Eva Cassidy plus the fabulous Tom Vaughan (Hollyoaks) as Eva’s brother Danny Cassidy and Irish Singer Rose-Marie as Eva’s long- time friend and singer in her own right, Mary Ann Redmond.

At the time of her death, she was unknown outside Washington but within four years Terry Wogan had discovered and promoted her haunting interpretation of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to the top of the charts.

This compelling Musical play journeys through her life, from her idyllic childhood, through her studio work with boyfriend and mentor Chris Biondo; to the exuberant live recording of Blues Alley and finally to her tragically premature death at the age of only 33.

This sad but uplifting love story features over 27 of her best loved songs recreated by a multi-talented cast of West End performers.

Her album Imagine came straight in at Number One ahead of international singing stars Robbie Williams and Beyonce, and her interpretations have received accolades from Roberta Flack, Mick Fleetwood and Sting, making her the only female Artist ever to receive three posthumous Number One albums.

This Musical captures the beautiful qualities of a wonderfully talented and spiritual song stylist, a true artist in every sense of the word, with no interest in fame and fortune.

Tickets: £19.50 (Discounts: £17.50) are available from the Box Office on 01293 553636 or book online at www.hawth.co.uk.