Richard Fleeshman On ... GhostDate: 21 February 2011
Richard Fleeshman was born to perform as his parents David Fleeshman and Sue Jenkins both have many TV and stage credits between them. Richard is probably best known for playing Craig in Coronation Street.
But since leaving the show, he has won the TV show Soapstar Superstar, released an album, toured with Elton John and starred alongside Whatsonstage.com Award winner Sheridan Smith in the West End hit Legally Blonde.
His next role is that of Sam in the hugely anticipated new musical Ghost which has a tryout in Manchester next month before opening at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End.
What attracted you to Ghost? Do you have fond memories of the film?
Yes indeed, and the character of Sam is such a dream part to play. And the creative team is so world class that you just know it’s going to be something special.
What are your favourite songs in the show and why?
The film focused on the loss felt by Molly when Sam dies. How have you and Caissie Levy attempted to capture this chemistry on stage?
Can you tell us anything about the look of the show?
It’s a very classy set. Rob Howell, the designer, has come up with something epic and beautiful.
Being a Mancunian, how thrilled are you that the show is receiving a tryout in Manchester first?
Is there going to be a recording of the soundtrack?
Would you like to do stage plays as well as musicals?
Richard Fleeshman was speaking to Glenn Meads.
Ghost runs at the Manchester Opera House from 28 March to 14 May before opening at the Piccadily Theatre, London from 22 June. More details can be found at the official website.
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