The Time Traveller’s Wife

Book The Time Traveller’s Wife musical tickets to experience this new musical with songs by Joss Stone and Dave Stewart

Joss Stone and Dave Stewart’s original music leads a spellbinding stage adaptation of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveller’s Wife at the Apollo Theatre. This modern classic love story is told out of sequence, and opens in London after an acclaimed world premiere at Storyhouse Chester. Magical stagecraft to make you gasp in amazement meets a tender relationship that shows how far love can stretch; this is a must-see new show in the West End that will sweep you off your feet.

Most couples meet, fall in love and get married, but for Clare and Henry things aren’t so simple. Henry’s rare genetic disorder forces him to time travel into sometimes unexpected and dangerous situations, and Clare has known him long before he ever met her. As the couple navigates their unconventional reality, love and patience holds them together. But can it last? And how will it end? 

The Time Traveller’s Wife musical is based on the international bestseller by novelist Audrey Niffenegger. It was her debut novel and a huge, runaway success, topping the charts and inspiring a film adaptation starring Rachael McAdams and Eric Bana; and a later television adaptation by Steven Moffat, starring British actors Theo James and Rose Leslie. 

This story of enduring love against the biggest odds is adapted for the stage by Lauren Gunderson (Hampstead Theatre: I and You) and the show’s kaleidoscopic story is enhanced with songs by Grammy Award winners Joss Stone and Dave Stewart.

In addition to his prolific work with Annie Lennox and Eurythmics, Stewart is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and co-wrote the music and lyrics for Ghost the Musical. He has also written for huge stars such as Celine Dion, Bob Geldof, Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Ferry. Stone is best known for her jazz, R&B, and pop-influenced music, and was one of the biggest breakout musicians of the noughties and early 2010s. Her albums include The Soul Sessions and Mind, Body & Soul

Audiences first saw The Time Traveller’s Wife musical during its world premiere at Storyhouse Chester in September 2022. Casting for The Time Traveller’s Wife musical in London includes Joanna Woodward as Clare and David Hunter as Henry. Both transfer with the show from its season in Chester. Woodward’s credits include Pretty Woman: The Musical and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Hunter has appeared in Waitress and Kinky Boots

Tim Mahendran (Francois in & Juliet), Hiba Elchikhe (Everybody’s Talking about Jamie), and Ross Dawes (NewsiesThe Phantom of the Opera) also appear in The Time Traveller’s Wife musical in the West End.

The show is directed by Bill Buckhurst, who’s distinct creativity has been seen in the 2022 UK tour of Sister Act the musical and an immersive Sweeney Todd, set in a real London pie shop. Henry’s incredible journey through past, present and future is realised on stage with spectacular illusions by Chris Fisher. Fisher is a member of The Magic Circle and has worked on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and the Back to the Future musical. These shows are adored for their eye-popping feats of stage illusion and tricks, so expect some incredible special effects bringing Clare and Henry’s story to life. 

This heart-stopping story of love and hope amongst uncertainty is a captivating story, opening in London in October 2023. Fans of the book and film will be stunned by The Time Traveller’s Wife musical’s transformation for the stage, but this is a story with universal emotions to connect with any theatregoers who book tickets.

Child friendly?

The age recommendation for The Time Traveller’s Wife musical is 11+.