|Singin' In The rain|
Singin' In The Rain Opens UK tour in Manchester, 9 Nov
Date: 3 May 2013
Stage Entertainment and Chichester Festival Theatre's West End hit revival of Singin’ In The Rain, currently playing at London’s Palace Theatre, will tour the UK and Ireland later this year.
The highly anticipated tour will open at the Opera House in Manchester on 13 November, before visiting towns and cities across Britain and Ireland, including a Christmas and New Year season at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
Don Lockwood is a silent movies star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk…and sing...and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?
This production of Singin’ the Rain opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Summer 2011 and extended to due to unprecedented public demand. It then transferred to the iconic Palace Theatre in the West End in February 2012 where it received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.
The show features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including "Make ‘em Laugh", "Good Morning", "Moses Supposes" and "Singin’ in the Rain." Original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award nominated choreography by Andrew Wright, the production is designed by Simon Higlett, with sound by Matt McKenzie and lighting by Tim Mitchell.
Singin’ in the Rain, which uses half a mile of flexible pipe work, a 10 tonne water tank and a water system that creates a downpour from above and flooding from below the stage, ‘raining’ (and recycling) over 12,000 litres of downpour per performance, is produced by Stage Entertainment UK and Chichester Festival Theatre.
This production is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker Inc. This production is by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music Published by EMI.
Singin' In The Rain is at the Manchester Opera House from 9 - 30 November.
- by Glenn Meads
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