Leading this glorious production are Sam Lips as Don Lockwood, Charlotte Gooch as aspiring actress Kathy Selden, Ross McLaren as Don’s slapstick sidekick Cosmo Brown and Jenny Gayner as the strangulated silver-screen siren, Lina Lamont.
They will be joined on tour by Faye Tozer who will reprise her role as Lina Lamont in Canterbury, Woking, Milton Keynes, Edinburg and Newcastle. Kevin Clifton will also join them as Cosmo Brown in Bristol, Cardiff, Southampton, Liverpool and Glasgow. Adam Cooper will return to the show with his legendary performance of Don Lockwood in Woking, Manchester, Glasgow and Plymouth. He previously earned critical acclaim in the role at Chichester Festival Theare.
The rest of the cast includes Sandra Dickinson, who will appear as Dora Bailey, Michael Matus as Roscoe Dexter and Imogen Brooke as Zelda Zanders. The ensemble features Briana Craig, Alastair Crosswell, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Alex Given, Ryan Gover, Ashleigh Graham, Thomas Inge, Robin Kent, Joshua Lovell, George Lyons, Amonik Melaco, Ashleigh Morris, Peter Nash, Dale Rapley, Molly Rees-Howe, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Heather Scott-Martin, Megan Speirs, Ben Whitnall, and Ellie May Wilson.
The tour will kick off in Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre on Thursday 17th March. It will then go on to visit Woking, Southend, Milton Keynes, Edinburg, Newcastle, Manchester, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Birmingham, Southampton, Liverpool, London, Nottingham, Bradford, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Plymouth.
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.
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?