Direct from the West End and opening at the Grand Opera House on Tuesday 6th May, this critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice and left silent movies – and some of its stars – behind.
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?
This spectacular show is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinseltown glamour of one of the world’s best loved movies and features all the songs from the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the classic Singin’ in the Rain.
Singin’ in the Rain will star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss ‘R.F. Simpson’ while Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns, who played the role of Molly Dobbs, performs the role of starlet ‘Lina Lamont’.
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 this glorious production.
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, runs at the Grand Opera House from Tuesday 6th until Saturday 17th May.
Tickets begin at £29.50 and can be purchased via telephone on 028 9024 1919, by visiting www.goh.co.uk or in person at the theatre’s Box Office located in the foyer.