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Siobhan Dillon & Mark Evans Takeover Ghost, 13 Jan

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Siobhan Dillon and Mark Evans will lead the West End cast of Ghost the Musical from 13 January, taking over from Richard Fleeshman and Caissie Levy, who will star in the Broadway transfer.

Ghost is adapted from the hit 1990 film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore as Sam and Molly, 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.

Siobhan Dillon was a finalist in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first TV casting show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?. She went on to make her West End debut as Patty in Grease and last year played the role of Vivienne in Legally Blonde The Musical at the Savoy Theatre. She is currently starring in Ex The Musical at the Soho Theatre.

Mark Evans in Wicked at the Apollo Victoria

Mark Evans is currently playing the role of Fiyero in the West End production of Wicked. He has previously been seen on stage as Curly in the recent UK tour of Oklahoma!; the leading role of Troy Bolton in the London production of High School Musical and as Brad Majors in the UK tour of the Rocky Horror Show.

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.

Ghost 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 has adapted his original screenplay.

The premiere production is directed by Matthew Warchus and designed by his frequent collaborator Rob Howell (amongst many other projects, the pair’s last musical together was The Lord of the Rings). 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.

Ghost The Musical is currently booking until 13 October 2012.


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