Creative team announced for the world premiere of ‘The Book Thief’

The full creative team has been announced for the world premiere of The Book Thief, a new musical adaptation of Markus Zusak’s worldwide best-selling novel, which runs at the Octagon Theatre Bolton from Saturday 17th September to Saturday 15th October 2022.

The beloved book is brought to life with a script by award-winning author Jodi Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald, and music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson.

This hauntingly beautiful tale set in 1930s Nazi-Germany follows courageous young orphan Liesel as she enters a dangerous game of book thievery.

The Book Thief will be directed by the Octagon’s Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham and choreographed by Tom Jackson Greaves, with musical direction and orchestrations by Matthew Malone and design from Good Teeth aka James Perkins and Victoria Smart.

The production will also feature lighting design by Nic Farman, puppet design by Samuel Wilde and sound design by Andy Graham.

The wider production team includes Associate Director Georgia Wang Murphy, Associate Musical Director George Strickland, Casting Director Jacob Sparrow, Assistant Casting Director Olivia Barr and Production Manager Dan Turner.

This production is sponsored by Boo Coaching & Consulting.

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