Don Lockwood is a silent film star with the world at his feet and a romance with co-star Lina Lamont splashed across the front pages. But change is afoot in Hollywood and the era of “talkies” is about to begin. Don and Lina must learn to embrace this new form of acting or become irrelevant, whilst chorus girl Kathy Seldon sees an opportunity to follow her dream. As the three performers’ lives intertwine, new romances are formed amidst the tap-tap-tap of dancing shoes.
Singin’ in the Rain is a classic of American cinema which has twice been listed in Sight and Sound’s best films of all time and received two Academy Award nominations in 1952. Set to the unbeatable MGM score including “Make ‘em Laugh” and “Singin’ in the Rain”, Jonathan Church’s stage production is a perfect tribute to this beloved film.
Adam Cooper reprises his role as Don Lockwood, following in the deft footsteps of Gene Kelly. Amongst his many stage credits, Cooper is best-known for originating the lead in Matthew Bourne’s ground-breaking and radical interpretation of Swan Lake (1995).
Further casting is yet to be announced.
Singin’ in the Rain is directed by Jonathan Church. He helmed the show at Chichester Festival Theatre and London’s Palace Theatre, where it was nominated for four Olivier Awards. Other creatives on the team include choreographer Andrew Wright (Birmingham Rep: Nativity) and set designer Simon Higlett (West End: The Price).
With wit, charm and over 14,000 litres of water on stage each night, get ready to be swept away by Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells, from 24 July 2020.
Recommended forAny fans of the iconic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film will love this show come rain or shine. With lavish set design and irresistible musical routines, securing tickets for Singin’ in the Rain at Sadler’s Wells should be top priority.
Age Recommendations: TBC