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Hollywood blockbuster is coming to Birmingham as a festive treat

November 7, 2013


GHOST WHERE: The New Alexandra Theatre WHEN: December 2013 - January 2014 THE smash hit West End musical Ghost the Musical, based on the Academy Award winning film, is to come to Birmingham next month.

The New Alexandra Theatre will host the show from December 2013 to January 2014 as part of a UK-wide tour. GHOST the Musical is directed by the Tony award winning Matthew Warchus (Matilda, Art) and has music and lyrics by Grammy award winning Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard and features the iconic song Unchained Melody.

The set and costume designs are by Rob Howell, musical supervision and arrangements by Christopher Nightingale, illusions are by Paul Kieve, choreography is by Ashley Wallen, video and projection designs by Jon Driscoll, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Bobby Aitken. The UK tour is being produced by David Ian Productions and the Ambassador Theatre Group and is under license from Colin Ingram and Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle in association with Paramount Pictures.

Based on the phenomenal Oscar winning movie that captured the hearts and imaginations of a generation back in the 90s, GHOST the Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love.

Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next trying to communicate with girlfriend Molly through a phoney psychic in the hope of saving her from his murderer. Ghost the musical is a rollercoaster ride of romance and comedy with dazzling state-ofthe- art staging.

Ghost the musical has been seen by more than 500,000 people and has been nominated for five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards.

Oscar winning Bruce Joel Rubin adapted his original screenplay for the stage production. Rubin won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the movie Ghost, which starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg.

For more information about the show visit birmingham or alternatively contact 0844 871 3011.

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