PREVIEW by Elise Chamberlain Singin' in the Rain WHERE: Birmingham Hippodrome WHEN: Tuesday March 18 to Saturday April 5 2014 FOLLOWING its recent sellout season in London's West End, much- loved musical Singin' in the Rain is playing at the Birmingham Hippodrome next year.
The critically acclaimed production, which features a ten tonne water tank and a water system that creates a downpour from above and flooding from below the stage, will play at the central Birmingham theatre from Tuesday, March 18 to Saturday, April 5, 2014 as part of a national tour.
Directed by Jonathan Church, who was artistic director of The Rep theatre from 2001-2006, the musical features a host of memorable songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed including Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh and, of course, the show-stopping Singin' in the Rain.
It will star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss R.F. Simpson, pop legend Faye Tozer as starlet Lina Lamont, James Leece as Don Lockwood, Amy Ellen Richardson as Kathy Selden and Stephane Anelli as Cosmo Brown.
Singin' in the Rain tells the story of silent movie star Don Lockwood, a man who has everything. 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 make the transition? Since opening at the Chichester Festival Theatre in summer 2011 the production has received four Olivier Award nominations and played to more than 750,000 audience members - some of whom have left the theatre a little wetter than expected, thanks to more than 12,000 litres of downpour that feature in and are recycled during each performance.
Tickets are priced between Pounds 16-Pounds 45.00 and available online at www.birminghamhippodrome.com or 0844 338 5000.
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