Why See Ghost, The Musical?
GRIPPING AND SPECTACULAR STAGECRAFT!
Conjuring up ghosts and the supernatural on a stage in front of a live audience is no small task, but Ghost the Musical succeeds spectacularly. With the combination of phenomenal staging by Matthew Warchus, brilliant effects by illusionist Paul Kieve and dazzling projections by Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical dances across the realms of reality and transcendental, leaving audiences mesmerized.
Drawn from his Oscar-winning 1990s film Ghost, writer Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted the screenplay for stage, retaining all of its engaging qualities: the humour, the romance, malicious money business and the metaphysical. It's an evocative tale about love conquering all and Ghost the Musical dazzles and visually astounds.
WHAT IS GHOST THE MUSICAL ABOUT?
Life seems perfect for Sam and Molly, a young professional couple living in New York, but one night everything changes. When the pair is walking home, Sam is brutally murdered by Carl Bruner, Sam's crooked colleague, a money launder who is responsible for the account discrepancies which Sam has been investigating at work. Leaving shocked and traumatized Molly, Sam is dead but his spirit remains, trapped between the present and the afterlife. He wanders the streets of New York, unable to communicate with his Molly, heartbroken and trying to process his change.
But Molly is in danger and with a renewed sense of urgency, Sam searches for a way to warn her. He encounters Oda Mae Brown, a pseudo-psychic who, accustomed to her artifice, is more than a little startled to hear Sam's voice. He urges her to help him talk to Molly, whose life is on the line.
DID YOU KNOW?
The film Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, was nominated for Academy Award for Best Film of 1990 and has won numerous awards worldwide. Bruce Joel Rubin's script won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.
Previews from: 24 June 2011
Opening night: 19 July 2011
Ghost, The Musical is suitable for audiences aged 12 and upwards.
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Cast and Creative
CastSharon D Clarke as Clarke
Richard Fleeshman as Sam
Caissie Levy as Molly
The cast, from 13 January 2012Siobhan Dillon as Molly Jensen
Mark Evans as Sam Wheat
Sharon D Clarke as Oda Mae Brown
Andrew Langtree as Carl Bruner
Ivan de Freitas as Willie Lopez
Adebayo Bolaji as Subway Ghost
Mark White as Hospital Ghost
Lisa Davina Phillip as Clara
Jenny Fitzpatrick as Louise
Mark Willshire Read more: http://broadwayworld.com/article/Siobhan-Dillon-and-Mark-Evans-to-Join-Cast-of-West-Ends-GHOST-20111129##ixzz1f6z8jhJb
CreativeDirect by Matthew Warchus
Music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard
Adapted by Bruce Joel Rubin
Set and costumes designs by Rob Howell
Musical supervisors, Christopher Nightingale and Tesse Gohl
Produced by David Garfinkle and Colin Ingram
What we thought
Rushed STRIPPED BACK distracting
The ensemble cast, although talented in voice, lacked a little in choreographic direction, and for the most part, distracted from the main action at the front of the stage with jarring, robotic movement that were not in keeping with the show’s t
Richard Fleeshman fills the rather large shoes left behind by the late Patrick Swayze as Sam Wheat...Read full review
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11 reviews, average rating: (4.2 Stars)
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