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Olivier Award-winning legend Jenna Russell stars in the London premiere of the critically acclaimed musical, FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS this autumn. 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?


Flowers for Mrs Harris is based on the novel by Paul Gallico, a musical by Richard  Taylor and Rachel Wagstaff, book by Rachel Wagstaff, music and lyrics by Richard Taylor. It will be directed by Bronagh Lagan, starring Jenna Russell as Mrs Harris, with new orchestrations by Jason Carr, and with Jonathan Gill as Musical Director. Casting is by Jane Deitch. 


Ada Harris - Jenna Russell 

Albert/Marquis de Chassagne - Hal Fowler 

Violet/French Char Lady - Annie Wensak  

Bob/André - Nathanael Campbell 

Pamela/Natasha - Charlotte Kennedy 

Major/Monsieur Armand (cover Albert/Marquis de Chassagne) - David McKechnie 

Countess/Sybil Sullivan (cover Lady Dant/Madame Colbert) - Pippa Winslow

Lady Dant/Madame Colbert - Kelly Price

Ensemble (cover Bob/André) - Harry Singh 

Ensemble (cover Pamela Natasha) - Issy Khogali 

Ensemble (cover Major/Monsieur Armand) - Richard Morse 

Ensemble (cover Ada Harris, Violet/French Char Lady, Countess/Sybil Sullivan) - Abigail Williams


Director - Bronagh Lagan 

Musical Director - Jonathan Gill 

Movement Director - Anjali Mehra 

New Orchestrations - Jason Carr 

Set Designer - Nik Corrall 

Costume Designer - Sara Perks 

Costume Supervisor - Trish Wilkinson 

Assistant Director - Teenie Macleod 

Lighting Designer - Adam King 

Sound Designer - Charlie Smith 

Casting Director - Jane Deitch 

Production Manager - Felix Davies 

Producer - Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment 

Producer & General Manager - Ollie Hancock for Tiny Giant Productions


‘Bronagh Lagan's production is so beautifully performed by a cast led by the magnificent Jenna Russell that it leaves you both emotionally wrung out and elated.’

The Stage


“a sumptuous production, with Richard Taylor’s lush score eking out every emotion”

Spy In The Stalls 



a heartwarming, eye-prickling cri de coeur masquerading as a musical. Wonderful.

Daily Express



‘Taylor’s lyrics and score sweep all of this along with humour and dreamy romanticism, bringing a heady poignancy to the tale.’

Time Out



‘engaging and graceful musical, filled with hope and positivity.’

Broadway World 



“"Flowers for Mrs. Harris" is a theatrical gem that warms the heart ” 

Curtain Call 



‘Russell is a genuine superstar and completely flawless in her portrayal of Ada.’

West End Best Friend 



‘I cannot recommend highly enough. It has so much heart it hurts.’

Musical Theatre Review 



‘Russell’s performance is utterly heartbreaking. She is truly exceptional in the role…charming show that is as uplifting as it is moving and will restore your faith in human nature.’

Theatre Tonic 



‘This production exudes quality.’

The Rex’s 


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