Stage Entertainment and Chichester Festival Theatre present
Splash hit musical Singin’ in the Rain plays at Wales Millennium Centre this Christmas
Singin’ in the Rain will send audiences swinging around lamp posts this Christmas as it comes to Wales Millennium Centre as part of a UK and Ireland tour.
Stage Entertainment and Chichester Festival Theatre are delighted to announce that their award winning revival of Singin’ in the Rain, currently playing to packed houses at London’s Palace Theatre, will tour the UK and Ireland later this year, celebrating the Christmas and New Year season at Wales Millennium Centre. The splash hit musical will run at the Centre from 3 December 2013 – 5 January 2014.
Conrad Lynch , Artistic Director at Wales Millennium Centre says, “This Christmas, audiences are in for a shower of entertainment as the Centre proudly welcomes Singin’ in the Rain. This classic movie now adapted to stage is sure to get everyone dancing, whatever the weather!”
Singin’ in the Rain at Wales Millennium Centre
Don Lockwood is a silent movies 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?
This production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in Summer 2011 and extended to 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 and four Olivier Award nominations. It will have soon played to more than 750,000 happy audiences members there, some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!
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. 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 and Chichester Festival Theatre.
The stage production of Singin’ 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.
Singin’ in the Rain runs from 3 December 2013 to 5 January 2014. Tickets range from £19 to £47.50. Concessions available. Ticket go on sale to Promise Members on 18 March 2013. Tickets will go on general sale on 22 March 2013. To book, or for further information please visit www.wmc.org.uk or call 02920 63 6464.