When the Curtain Falls is a spellbinding, magical and romantic novel from the Number One bestselling Carrie Hope Fletcher.
The TOP FIVE Sunday Times Bestseller
'Enchanting, evocative and utterly magical.. I LOVED this book!'
'A brilliant book'
Theatres have a certain kind of magic. When the curtain rises, we are all enraptured by the glare of the lights and the smell of the greasepaint but it's when the curtain falls that the real drama begins . . .
In 1952 two young lovers meet, in secret, at the beautiful Southern Cross theatre in the very heart of London's West End. Their relationship is made up of clandestine meetings and stolen moments because there is someone who will make them suffer if he discovers she is no longer 'his'. But life in the theatre doesn't always go according to plan and tragedy and heartache are waiting in the wings for all the players . . .
Almost seventy years later, a new production of When the Curtain Falls arrives at the theatre, bringing with it Oscar Bright and Olive Green and their budding romance. Very soon, though, strange things begin to happen and they learn about the ghost that's haunted the theatre since 1952, a ghost who can only be seen on one night of the year. Except the ghost is appearing more often and seems hell bent on sabotaging Oscar and Olive. The young couple realise they need to right that wrong from years gone by, but can they save themselves before history repeats itself and tragedy strikes once more?
Moulin Rouge meets Phantom of the Opera in this spellbinding and magical story of unrequited love and revenge. When the Curtain Falls is Carrie Hope Fletcher at her romantic best - it will take your breath away.
An enchanting story about the spellbinding magic of theatre... a romantic tale about love conquering against all odds. - OK!
Carrie Hope Fletcher has carved out a lovely niche with her fantastical novels. But this new one - set in the West End showbiz world - sees her brilliance go up a notch. Bewitching. - Heat Magazine on When the Curtain Falls
Enchanting, evocative and utterly magical, When The Curtain Falls is a theatrical delight. You can see the dust rising in the spotlights and feel the audience hold their breath as the story plays out. There's intrigue, mystery and humour, but at its heart this is a tale of love and hope against the odds. I LOVED this book!
Utterly enchanting - Jill Mansell on On The Other Side
An enchanting and magical love story that reminded me so much of Cecelia Ahern - Ali McNamara on On The Other Side
Carrie Hope Fletcher is fast becoming our go-to for spellbinding stories with a magical edge - Heat
Think Chocolat with a heaped tablespoon of Bake Off - Mail on Sunday on All That She Can See
A thoroughly, magical and riveting story that hooks you in from the first page and takes you on a roller coaster ride towards the last. - The Bookbag Blog
Carrie Hope Fletcher is an actress, singer, author, vlogger and, thanks to her popular YouTube channel, 'honorary big sister' to over a million young people around the world. Carrie's first book, All I Know Now, was a number one Sunday Times bestseller and her debut novel, On the Other Side, also went straight to number one in its first week on sale. Carrie's second and third novels, All That She Can See and When The Curtain Falls were both Top Five Sunday Times bestsellers.
Carrie played the role of Eponine in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in London's West End for almost three years and received the 2014 WhatsOnStage Award for Best Takeover in a Role. She has since played Beth in The War of the Worlds, Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (for which she received the 2018 WhatsonStage award for Best Actress in a Musical) and Brenda Payne in Tom Fletcher's The Christmasaurus. She is currently playing Veronica in Heathers: The Musical at The Theatre Royal Haymarket in the West End. Carrie's debut album, also called When the Curtain Falls, was released in 2018.
Carrie lives just outside of London with numerous fictional friends that she keeps on bookshelves, just in case.