Following its recent sell-out season in London\'s West End, Stage Entertainment UK is delighted to announce that the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical Singin\' In The Rain will play at the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, from Tuesday 2 - Saturday 13 September 2014.
SINGIN\' IN THE RAIN will star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss \'R.F. Simpson\', \"Coronation Street\" favourite Vicky Binns as starlet \'Lina Lamont\', James Leece as \'Don Lockwood\', Amy Ellen Richardson as \'Kathy Selden\' and Stephane Anelli as \'Cosmo Brown\'.
Maxwell Caulfield said \"I am beyond thrilled to be hitting the road with Singin\' in the Rain. As a huge fan of the original movie, the chance to bring this story to life on stage is something I couldn\'t pass up and it\'ll be great visiting some of the beautiful theatres on the tour, some I\'ve been to previously, some are going to be a brand new experience for me. Theatre work is a huge passion of mine and having dealt with a few studio bosses in my time too, I relish the opportunity to play RF Simpson in this glorious production\".
Vicky Binns said \"To be in a musical of this scale and quality is a dream job for me. I was blown away when I saw this production in London, so it\'s a thrill to bring it straight from the West End to Bradford. If like me, you have seen and love the film, it is a real treat to see how it can be brought so lavishly to the stage, if not, what a way to experience the story for the first time...you can\'t beat live Theatre! The part of Lina Lamont is a gift of a role as the writing is packed with humour, pathos and well...fabulousness!\".
Don Lockwood is a silent movie star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and a well-publicised \'romance\' with his co-star Lina Lamont. But Hollywood is about to change forever. There is rumour in the studio of a new kind of film, where the actors actually talk...and sing...and dance. Can Don and the uniquely voiced Lina make the transition and will chorus girl Kathy Selden fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don\'s heart along the way?
Maxwell Caulfield is best known to TV audiences as Mark Wylde in ITV\'s \"Emmerdale\", Dr Jim Brodie in BBC1\'s \"Casualty\" and \"Holby City\" and Miles Colby in both \"Dynasty\" and \"The Colbys\". His film work includes the iconic \"Grease 2\" opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. His theatre credits include Billy Flynn in \"Chicago\" in both the West End and on Broadway, \"An Inspector Calls\" at the National Theatre and \"The Rocky Horror Show\" on UK tour.
Vicky Binns is known to millions as Molly Dobbs, Tyrone\'s wife, in ITV\'s \"Coronation Street\", a role she played for five years. Her exit from the soap came during the famous live Tram Crash episode, watched by over 16 million people. Her other TV credits include the role of Ollie Reynolds in ITV1\'s \"Emmerdale\", a role she played for four years and the forthcoming \"The Mill\" for Channel 4. Her theatre credits include \"Alfie\" at the Bolton Octagon and \"Teechers\", \"Perfect Pitch\" and \"A Kind of Loving\", all for Hull Truck Theatre Company.
This production of Singin\' the Rain opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in summer 2011 and extended due to unprecedented public demand. It then transferred to the iconic Palace Theatre in the West End in February 2012 where it received huge critical acclaim, four Olivier Award nominations, and played to more than 750,000 happy audience members, some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!
Singin\' in the Rain features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, including Make \'em Laugh, Good Morning, Moses Supposes and Singin\' in the Rain. Original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award nominated choreography by Andrew Wright, the production is designed by Simon Higlett, with sound by Matt McKenzie and lighting by Tim Mitchell.
Singin\' in the Rain, which uses half a mile of flexible pipe work, a 10 tonne water tank and a water system that creates a downpour from above and flooding from below the stage, \'raining\' (and recycling) over 12,000 litres of downpour per performance, is produced by Stage Entertainment UK in association with Chichester Festival Theatre.
The stage production of Singin\' in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker Inc. This production is by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music Published by EMI.
Alhambra Theatre, Tuesday 2 - Saturday 13 September 2014
Tickets: £19.50 - £45
Book Now, Pay Later: Reserve your seats now and pay before 31 December 2013.
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