Spectacular star casting has been announced for upcoming limited season of musical Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells. The production begins performances at the London venue from 30 July.
Joining the previously announced Adam Cooper as Don Lockwood are Strictly’s Kevin Clifton (Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor) as Cosmo Brown and Steps’ Faye Tozer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie) as Lina Lamont, alongside Charlotte Gooch (Strictly Ballroom, Top Hat) as Kathy Seldon and Cavin Cornwall (Aladdin, Jesus Christ Superstar) as RF Simpson.
A Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment production, the show will play until 5 September ahead of a 2022 UK tour, with casting yet to be announced.
Singin’ in the Rain will feature acclaimed star Adam Cooper, who returns following his legendary performance in the role. Cooper is also one of the most celebrated stars to perform at Sadler’s Wells, where he has headline in Matthew Bourne’s iconic Swan Lake.
Further casting includes Sandra Dickinson as Dora Bailey, Michael Matus as Roscoe Dexter and Imogen Brook as Zelda Zanders.
Ensemble features Briana Craig, Alistair Crosswell, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Alex Given, Ryan Gover, Ashleigh Graham, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Molly Rees Howe, Thomas Inge, Robin Kent, Sam Lips, Joshua Lovell, George Lyons, Heather Scott Martin, Amonik Melaco, Ashleigh Morris, Peter Nash, Megan Spiers, and Ellie May Wilson.
Singin’ in the Rain also reunites the original director Jonathan Church with choreographer Andrew Wright.
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 Seldon fulfil her dream of stardom and capture Don’s heart along the way?
This production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre and extended due to unprecedented public demand, before a transfer to London which received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.
The musical features songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Original screenplay and adaptations are by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The production is designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mitchell. Stuart Burt is Casting Director.
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