Emmie Newitt

FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS Musical To Make London Premiere With Jenna Russell

The heartwarming musical FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS will be having a London premiere with award-winning actress, Jenna Russell this autumn. 

Adapted by playwright Rachel Wagstaff and composer and lyricist Richard Taylor from Paul Gallico's 1958 novella, FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS will play in the capital for the first time, in a brand new production. Award-winning actress Jenna Russell (Fun Home, Les Misérables) will star as Ada Harris in the limited nine-week run at the Riverside Studios from 30 September to 26 November.

The musical was first performed at the Crucible, part of the Sheffield Theatres, during a short run back in May 2016 starring Clare Burt. It won several UK Theatre Awards, including Best Musical, Best Performance in A Musical, and Best Design. Following further workshopping and workshopping and re-writing, FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS was staged at Chichester Festival Theatre where it received glowing reviews. It was also streamed for audiences to enjoy in the comfort of their homes during the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020.

We're delighted it's getting another life and this time in London!

About Flowers For Mrs Harris

For Ada Harris, day-to-day life is spent cleaning houses. But one day when she is working for a wealthy client in Belgravia, she happens upon a Dior dress that takes her breath away.

In that magical moment, Ada has an epiphany and sets off on a journey that will change her life... From the cobbled streets of post-war London to the magical avenues of Paris and beyond, Ada transforms the lives of everyone she meets along the way, but can she let go of her past and finally let her own life blossom?

Book Your Tickets For Flowers For Mrs Harris at Riverside Studios London!