Why See Singin' in the Rain?
FROM SILENCE TO SOUND, IN SPECTACULAR STYLE!
Celebrated by audiences and critics alike, Singin' in the Rain dives into the heart of the Hollywood film scene, where the silent days are rapidly waning and voice is the rising star. Adapted from the acclaimed 1952 movie with the same name, Jonathan Church's production is full of charm, comedy, romance and glamour.
Andrew Wright's superb choreography blends classic with sassy; Simon Higlett's superb design wows continuously, topped by explosive lighting by Tim Mitchell. Brought to life by a sterling cast and a soul-soaring musical score including the fond favourites 'Good Morning', 'Moses Supposes', 'Make 'Em Laugh' and 'Singin' in the Rain', this spectacular show has everything you could want in a smash-hit musical.
WHAT'S SINGIN' IN THE RAIN ABOUT?
It's 1927 and times are changing in Hollywood's movie scene. The days of the silent screen are waning and rumours of 'talking pictures' are rife. Don Lockwood has worked his way from humble beginnings to silent film fame and the world's most famous on-screen romance with the luscious Lina Lamont.
But when the first talking picture proves to be wildly successful, the pair's director decided the new Lockwood and Lamont film must be a 'talkie'. Not a problem for our dashing Don, who was once a musician, but Lina's voice is irreparably discordant, the future of the famed pair looks doomed until Don's sidekick Cosmo comes up with a plan. In search of an angelic voice, Lockwood finds what he's looking for - and more - in the aspiring actress Kathy Selden. But when Lina learns of their blossoming romance and plan, she is less than impressed.
DID YOU KNOW?
The 1952 film Singin' in the Rain made stars out of Debbie Reynold (who was only nineteen at the time) and Cyd Charisse, and solidified Gene Kelly's name as synonymous with the iconic scene where he sings the title song.
Previews from: 4 February 2012
Opening night: 16 February 2012
Singin' In The Rain is suitable for audiences aged 5 and upwards
Two hours and 30 minutes with one interval
Cast and Creative
Adam Cooper as Don Lockwood
Daniel Crossley as Cosmo Brown
Scarlett Strallen as Kathy Seldon
Katherine Kingsley as Lina Lamont
Robert Powell as R F Simpson
Sandra Dickinson as Dora Bailey / Miss Dinsmore
Brendan Cull as Rod
Peter Forbes as Roscoe Dexter
CreativeBased on the MGM film
Screenplay and adaptation by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed
Director Jonathan Church
What you thought
13 reviews, average rating: (3.8 Stars)
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