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Singin' in the Rain extends West End booking to Feb 2013

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The West End run of Singin’ in the Rain has extended booking at the West End's Palace Theatre until 23 February 2013.

Directed by Jonathan Church and with choreography by Andrew Wright, the musical is based on the classic 1952 MGM film starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds and is produced in the West End by Stage Entertainment UK and Chichester Festival Theatre, where the production premiered last year.

It had initially been booking at the Palace, where it opened on 15 February (previews from 4 February), through to 29 September 2012.

The West End cast is led by Adam Cooper as Don Lockwood, Daniel Crossley as Cosmo Brown, Scarlett Strallen as Kathy Seldon and Katherine Kingsley as Lina Lamont, with Michael Brandon as RF Simpson and Sandra Dickinson as Dora Bailey/Miss Dinsmore, all of whom will reprise their roles from the original Chichester production.

Singin’ in the Rain features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including “Make ‘em Laugh”, “Good Morning”, ”Moses Supposes” and the title song. The original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.

Church’s production premiered last June at the Festival Theatre, Chichester, where it extended its run due to demand.

The story centres on Don Lockwood, a silent movies star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and even a well-publicised ‘romance’ with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever.

The West End cast is completed by: Brendan Cull, Flora Dawson, Sandra Dickinson, Jaye Juliette Elster, Peter Forbes, Gemma Fuller, Francis Haugen, David Lucas, Scott Mobley, Ebony Molina, Gillian Parkhouse, Sherrie Pennington, Lisa Ritchie and Nancy Wei George.

Tonight (13 March 2012) we're running our second sold-out Whatsonstage.com Outing to Singin' in the Rain, including a post-show meet and greet with the cast. For information on other upcoming events, click here.


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