It Happened in Key West
Charing Cross Theatre
Richard Curtis meets Tim Burton. Based on a true story, this brand new Musical Comedy takes you on a journey to 1930s Florida, where an eccentric scientist becomes hopelessly inseparable from the woman of his dreams.
Do you believe in undying love?
Count Carl Von Cosel finally finds the girl he's imagined all his life, only to diagnose her with tuberculosis and find out she's married. Hilarious and absurd, this extraordinary love-story follows his desperate attempts to save her life at all costs, and the undying love he displays when she succumbs to her illness.
Dead though she may be, watch Elena come alive with Carl as he lives out their fantasy beneath the palm trees and sunshine of Key West. Funny, surprising, sentimental and heart-warming - this madcap comedy is like nothing you have ever seen!
★★★★★ 'You'll go a long way to find a better show in London this summer!' Theatre Reviews
Based on a true story, this 'incredibly touching' (Theatre Weekly) and 'utterly captivating' (TheatreWorld Internet Magazine) new production crosses '50 First Dates' with 'Corpse Bride' (Time Out), making it the 'funniest musical comedy you'll see in 2018' (Theatre Reviews).
'Outstanding' (Times), the 'impressive' Wade McCollum (Guardian) and 'charming' Alyssa Martyn (British Theatre Guide) take you on a journey to 1930s Florida, where an eccentric scientist becomes hopelessly inseparable from the woman of his dreams.
This 'hilarious' (London City Nights) romance is like nothing you've ever seen! 'Moving and uplifting' (London Theatre Reviews), watch Elena come alive with Carl as he lives out their fantasy beneath the palm trees and sunshine of Key West. Last chance to see this enchanting Romantic Musical Comedy - must end 18 August!
★★★★★ 'What's not to love? It'll be hard to find a better new musical comedy this year!' The Thespians Blog
★★★★ 'Dead good... I adored just about every second!' London City Nights
★★★★ 'Brilliant' Hayley Sprout
★★★★ 'Delightful' ActDrop
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BOOKING PERIOD: 4 July - 18 August 2018
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday - Saturday: 7.30pm, Wednesday & Saturday : 2.30pm
RUNNING TIME: 2 hours 10 minutes including an interval
AGE RESTRICTION: 12
VENUE: The Arches, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NL