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Ghost the Musical confirms closing date at Piccadilly, 6 Oct

Ghost the Musical has confirmed it will close at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre on 6 October 2012. The announcement comes in the wake of news that Spice Girls musical Viva Forever will premiere at the venue in December.

Ghost is a screen-to-stage adaptation of the hit 1990 film of the same name which starred Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. It opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 19 July 2011 (preview from 24 June 2011).

The show focuses on Molly and Sam, a couple who are mugged walking home one night. Murdered in the attack, Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next, and unwilling to leave Molly who remains in danger. With the help of a phoney psychic Oda Mae Brown, Sam attempts to communicate with and save Molly.

Sam was originally played in the West End by Richard Fleeshman (who won this year's Whatsonstage.com Award for Best Actor in a Musical) and Caissie Levy. The roles are currently played by Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans, who took over in January when Fleeshman and Levy left to open the show on Broadway.

Dillon and Evans join Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown and Andrew Langtree as Carl who continue in the roles they originated on stage when the production premiered.

Matthew Warchus' production, which has a score by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and a book by the original screenplay writer Bruce Joel Rubin, was nominated in nine categories at the 2012 Whatsonstage.com Awards, winning three.

Siobhan Dillon & Mark Evans in Ghost the Musical. Photo credit: Matt Crockett.

Ghost the Musical::L1773783656} marks the musical writing debut for the Eurythmics’ Dave Stewart, who penned the music and lyrics with Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard (whose credits include Alanis Morrissette’s album Jagged Little Pill). Screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin adapted his original screenplay.

Choreography is by Ashley Wallen, musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions by Paul Kieve, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Bobby Aitken.


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