Singing in the rain Manchester Opera House

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SMASH HIT WEST END PRODUCTION OF

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN

STAGE VERSION OF THE JOYOUS HOLLYWOOD CLASSIC STARS

MAXWELL CAUFIELD AS RF SIMPSON

WITH FAYE TOZER AS LINA LAMONT

 

TO PLAY MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE FROM 9 TO 30 NOVEMBER

 

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 launch it’s first ever tour from the Manchester Opera House from Saturday 9 to Saturday 30 November. Tickets on sale now.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAINwill star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss ‘R.F. Simpson’, pop legend Faye Tozer 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 this glorious production”.

Faye Tozer said“I am thrilled to take on the part of Lina Lamont in this classic musical.  I've always adored the Singin’ in the Rain movie and love the glamour and glitz of Hollywood in the 20’s, so to get to deliver some of Lina’s absolutely hilarious dialogue live on stage is dream come true. The beautiful costumes I get to wear are a bonus too!  Having toured around the country both with many theatre productions and of course with Steps, I’m also very excited to visit Manchester with this gorgeous show.”

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 Caulfieldis 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.

Faye Tozeris probably best known as one fifth of the internationally successful pop group Steps, who have sold more than 20 million records worldwide and had an unprecedented run on fourteen Top Ten singles.  The band reunited in 2012 following a ten year hiatus.  Her musical theatre credits include lead roles in “Tell Me on a Sunday”, “Me & My Girl” and the recent critically acclaimed “Tailor Made Man” at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End. 

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 featuressongs 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 ofSingin’ 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.

 

 

LISTINGS

Manchester Opera House, Quay Street, M3 3HP

Saturday 9 to Saturday 30 November

Performance Schedule: Mon – Sat eves 7.30pm. Thur & Sat mats 2.30pm

Tickets: £15-£49.50

Box office: 08440871 3018

www.atgtickets.com/manchester

www.singinintherain.co.uk

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