Book Thief gets creatives

Published: 10 July 2022
Reporter: David Upton

The Book Thief

Coming to the Octagon Theatre Bolton this autumn, the musical adaptation of The Book Thief has announced its full creative team.

With a script by award-winning author Jodi Picoult and Timothy Allen McDonald and music and lyrics by Elyssa Samsel and Kate Anderson, it’s adapted from Markus Zusak’s best-selling novel, set in 1930s Nazi-Germany.

The production 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.

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