Singin’ in the Rain returns to Milton Keynes Theatre
Guest star FAYE TOZER to reprise her role as LINA LAMONT alongside SAM LIPS as Don Lockwood, CHARLOTTE GOOCH as Kathy Selden, ROSS McLAREN as Cosmo Brown.
A smash hit in Chichester, in the West End and most recently Sadler’s Wells, Michael Harrison and Jonathan Church present Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment’s production of Singin’ in the Rain at Milton Keynes Theatre from Monday 11 to Saturday 16 April.
Leading the glorious production are special guest Steps and stage star Faye Tozer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, West End; Me and My Girl and Tell me on a Sunday) who reprises her role as the strangulated silver-screen siren, Lina Lamont having delighted audiences at Sadler’s Wells last summer; Sam Lips as Don Lockwood (Broadway and US credits include CATS, Chicago, West, Side Story, On the Town and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. UK credits include Strictly Ballroom); Charlotte Gooch (Strictly Ballroom and Top Hat in the West End, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage, first UK Tour and West End) as aspiring actress Kathy Selden and Ross McLaren (Sleepless, Troubadour Theatre; BIG The Musical and White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre) as Don’s slapstick sidekick Cosmo Brown. For full details of lead casting at each venue across the tour please visit www.singinintherainshow.com.
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?
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. Reuniting the original Chichester production team, Singin’ in the Rain will be directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award-nominated choreography by Andrew Wright. The production is designed by Simon Higlett, with lighting by Tim Mitchell. Stuart Burt is Casting Director. Please see here for full cast biographies.
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.
It played to more than 750,000 people…. some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived! The iconic rain scenes:
- Use 6k litres of water, equivalent to 5 tonnes (here’s a list of things which also weigh 5 tonnes: 2 Rhinos, 11 Grand Pianos or 30 Panda Bears!)
- Uses over 100 metres of heavy-duty rubber hose
- Takes 15 minutes to drain. Afterwards, it is recovered, it is then recycled, cleaned and used again
- Heats the water to 37 degrees for performer comfort!
The stage production of Singin’ in the Rain is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, regularly voted the most popular film musical of all time.
Performances: Mon 11 – Sat 16 Apr at 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Tickets: From £13
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