Previewed 4 February 2012, Opened 15 February 2012, Closed 8 June 2013 at the Palace Theatre in London
A major stage revival of the classic MGM musical Singin' In The Rain in London - transfer from The Chichester Festival Theatre.
Don Lockwood is a silent movies star with everything he could want - fame, adulation and even 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 - a film where the actors actually talk... and sing... and dance.
The silver screen was never the same after silent films gave way to the talkies. Stars who had enchanted millions without saying a word, were now forced to find a voice. And if they could talk, why not have them sing and dance? Singin' in the Rain is the story of the making of that first Hollywood musical. Featuring all the style and spectacle of a golden age, it has a succession of unforgettable songs, including 'Good Morning', 'Make 'em Laugh', 'Moses Supposes', and, of course, 'Singin' in the Rain'. Shining with vitality, wit and romance, this is a musical to lift your heart and set you singin' and dancin' - in any weather.
This production is directed by Jonathan Church with choreography by Andrew Wright and designs by Simon Higlett. This stage production was originally seen at the Chichester Festival Theatre where run from 27 June to 10 September 2011.
"Jonathan Church's glorious stage version of one of the most marvellous movie musicals of all time made quite a splash in Chichester last summer. Now bigger, bolder and even better, Singin' In The Rain has moved to London's Palace Theatre... Scarlett Strallen is a sweet and tart Kathy, and there's a real spark between her and Adam Cooper's Don. Indeed, their snogging is as hot as their hoofing. Meanwhile, as Don's friend Cosmo, Daniel Crossley combines Chaplinesque clowning with Fred Astaire's footwork. The production is filled with knockout numbers such as You Stepped Out Of A Dream, All I Do Is Dream Of You and Make 'Em Laugh. With a watertight company not just singin' in the rain but dancin' up a storm, this is a weatherproof hit." The Mail on Sunday
The stage musical version of Singing in the Rain is based on the MGM film with screenplay and adaptation by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The original 1952 film featured Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. This revival was originally staged at the Chichester Festival Theatre during 2011 with a cast that featured Adam Cooper as 'Don Lockwood', Daniel Crossley as 'Cosmo Brown' and Scarlett Strallen as 'Kathy Selden' along with Katherine Kingsley as 'Lina Lamont' and Sandra Dickinson as 'Dora Bailey'.
Singin' In The Rain in London previewed from 4 February 2012, opened on 15 February 2012 and closed on 8 June 2013.