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Coming to Abingdon from 17 to 21 April 2018

Principal Characters

Production Team

Director ~ Terry Atkinson

Musical Director ~ Stephen Pascoe

Choreographer ~ Judy Tompsett

Movie musical Singin’ in the Rain, beloved since the moment it premiered in 1952, earned the top spot in the AFI’s ‘100 Years of Musicals’ list and, in 2007, was ranked as the fifth greatest motion picture of all time.

Now adapted for the stage, Singin' in the Rain rains down delight, capturing the waning days of the silent screen era as they give way to new-fangled “talkies.” With The Jazz Singer premiere making Hollywood frantic, the studios are forced to suddenly change all the movie-making rules at once, to accommodate sound. In doing so, they leave silent pictures - and some of their stars - behind.

When Monumental Studios turns silent ‘The Duelling Cavalier’ into ‘The Dancing Cavalier’, a musical picture, they are faced with a problem: their star, Lina Lamont can’t sing, and can’t even really talk. Lina’s voice sounds something like nails on a blackboard. Enter Kathy Selden, an aspiring actress whose dulcet tones are able to cover-up the harshness of Lina Lamont’s

Singin' in the Rain includes some of the best-loved comedy routines, dance numbers, and love songs ever written, including ‘Good Mornin’,’ ‘Make ‘em Laugh,’ and - of course - the show-stopping dance number, ‘Singin’ in the Rain.’

Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and a 19 year old Debbie Reynolds say ‘Good Mornin’ in the original 1952 MGM motion picture. Such a classic!

Character

Audition Result

Kathy Selden

Kate Brock

Don Lockwood

Paul Bruce

Cosmo Brown

Tom Draper Rodi

Lina Lamont

Kerry Callaghan

R F Simpson

Phil Charlesworth

Production Singer

Iain Launchbury

Dora Bailey

Lorna Stevenson-Walker

Diction Teacher - Boys

Jennifer Cowling

Diction Teacher - Lena

Joy Skeels

Dexter

Michael Winiarski

1st, 2nd, 3rd Assistant

Debbie Wilde; Nicki Rochford; Jon Ridley

Sound Engineer

Iain Launchbury

Zelda Zanders

Jane Digby

Wardrobe Lady

Tara Hunt