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Legendary TV and film star George Takei will make his London stage debut in the UK Premiere of his hit show Alegiance.
Californian born Takei and his family were placed behind barbed-wired enclosures of United States internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. He spent years of his childhood at camp Rohwer in the swamps of Arkansas and at wind-swept Camp Tule in northern California.
This real life experience has inspired this award winning musical, reinterpreted for the more intimate setting of our Mainstage. Joining Takei will be his Broadway Co-star Telly Leung (Broadway's Aladdin, Glee) Directed and choreographed by Tara Overfield Wilkinson (Award Winning Falsettos at the Other Palace.)
Age restrictionThis production is recommended for ages 10+
Running time2 hours 20 minutes (including interval)
Performance dates7 January - 8 April 2023
ContentThis production contains depictions of war and racism, and may contain rapid flashing lights and loud noises.
Please note, this venue has a strict no latecomers policy. Absolutely no latecomers will be admitted, and no refunds or exchanges will be allowed in the event of being refused admission due to latecoming.
Telly Leung will not be performing on and including 30 March – 2 April.
Venue InformationCharing Cross Theatre(formerly New Players Theatre), The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
Special OfferAllegiance Ticket Offer Details
SAVE ON TICKET PRICES Valid Monday - Saturday evening performances 8 - 31 March 2023. Book by 31 March 2023.
News / Features / Interviews / Q & A
Interview with Allegiance’s Telly Leung
You may know George Takei from his iconic portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the television series Startrek, however, the road to success was never easy. Takei’s journey from a victim of war-torn oppression to a public hero is as impressive as his decades-long career. Flashback to over six decades ago, Takei and his family are ripped from their native California, forced to abandon their life and separated from the outside world by barbed-wire fencing and swamplands. Their new residence is called an internment camp, its living conditions are cruel, and it aims to stamp down the human spirit. Allegiance is the ground-breaking true-to-life story of Takei’s fight for freedom against war and discrimination. After transferring from a critically-acclaimed Broadway run, Allegiance is now playing at London’s Charing Cross Theatre.
As part of our festive celebrations here at London Theatre Direct, we interviewed Telly Leung, who plays Young Sammy Kimura in Allegiance, here’s what he had to say!
21 Dec, 2022 | By Kevin Thomas