About the showDirect from a sell out season at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Singin' in the Rain is the stage adaptation of the classic MGM movie musical. Starring Adam Cooper as Don Lockwood, the role made famous by Gene Kelly, the show will wow you with its stunning dance numbers and famous rain sequence. Hit songs such as 'Make 'Em Laugh', 'Good Morning' and 'Moses Supposes' just keep on coming, resulting in one of the most tap-happy shows in the West End. Set in the golden age of Hollywood, the introduction of the 'talkies' threatens to take over the silent movie industry. Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont struggle with the transition, until the idea of a musical picture takes off and has everyone excited about the project. That is, until they discover that Lina can't sing. Kathy Seldon is forced to the forefront to provide the dubbed vocals, but have they done enough to convince everyone?
In this impressive revival all the classic moments from the film are brought to life by a hugely talented ensemble. Inspiring dance numbers give off enough energy to light up the West End, and will send you home with a smile on your face. Complete with stunning scenic and costume design, this really is a feast for the eyes. Directed by Jonathan Church and featuring choreography by Andrew Wright, make sure you don't miss one of this year's most popular new shows.
Who Should See It?Singin' in the Rain is aimed at anyone who enjoys an old fashioned musical. Fans of the MGM film and those coming to the show for the first time will be swept away by the excellent production values and amazing cast. Fans of the recent film 'The Artist' will enjoy this Hollywood tale and appreciate the glamour and grandeur of 1930s Hollywood.
Singin' in the Rain will enchant audiences both young and old. Please note that children under the age of 5 years old will not be admitted into the theatre.
Don Lockwood - The star of the silent pictures who realises that to get ahead in the industry, new films will have to feature dialogue or even better, singing. In the role originated by Gene Kelly, he is most famous for numbers such as 'Moses Supposes' and of course the Act 1 finale 'Singing in the Rain'.
Cosmo Brown - Don's faithful friend and musician. Cosmo provides much of the comedy, with songs such as 'Make Em Laugh' and 'Fit as a Fiddle'.
Lina Lamont - Don's on-screen love and star of the silent pictures. She is famous for her roles on screen, but as the new challenge of talking is introduced, she struggles to deliver with her drawling voice. She is furiously in love with Don, although he rejects her advances.
Kathy Seldon - Kathy first meets Don on the street, and again popping out of a cake. She is a struggling actress who helps form the idea of a musical picture, and provides the vocals for Lina to mime to.
1983 Olivier Award Nominations: Best Actress in a Musical
1986 Tony Award Nominations: Best Book of a Musical, Best Leading Actor
2001 Laurence Olivier Awards: Best Musical
2012 Laurence Olivier Award nominations: Best Actress in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress.