Ragtime the Musical (2012)

18 May – 8 September

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the novel RAGTIME by E.L. Doctorow

In a striking, bold and ambitious new production, Artistic Director Timothy Sheader added a contemporary twist to this powerful musical. ‘Visually imposing’ (Evening Standard) and ‘staged with brilliance’ (Guardian), Ragtime the Musical, starred, amongst others, Rosalie Craig and Katie Brayben.
Ragtime the Musical (2012)
Photo: Johan Persson

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“three-time Olivier winner Timothy Sheader has raised the artistic bar...Ragtime is the most ambitious production yet” “an impressive spectacle”

Daily Mail

“UPLIFTING” Stephen Flaherty's score matches the energy of the new America with the ragtime music of the period, swelling into gospel and climaxing in misty-eyed anthems"

Financial Times

“with show-stopping numbers and a Houdini escapology act, this is a production that matches its material in scope and audacity”


“It is staged with all the brilliance you’d expect of a man who has won the Olivier award for best musical revival three years running”

Daily Telegraph

“Sheader’s coup is to combine the period setting with a prologue set in a junkyard in present day America...the working crane dominates Jon Bausor’s striking design”

Evening Standard

“VISUALLY IMPOSING” “Especially impressive is the radiant Rosalie Craig, who is surely a star in the making”

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