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Theatre Review: Ghost The Musical (UK Tour) - New Wimbledon Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Ghost The Musical
UK Tour
New Wimbledon Theatre

Friday 3rd May 2013: I find it interesting to see a large touring version of a show after seeing the original in the West End, and Ghost The Musical is more or less the same as it's predecessor. The Cinematic and striking visuals are still there, alongside the automated lighting rig that flies in to lower levels. Projections onto a front gauze, revealing the apartment Sam and Molly are moving into, which is constructed from moving LED video walls, are all still there in abundance. No travelators this time around, or street signs that pop up from the floor, but the train scenes and all the illusions are still intact, providing an awe inspiring piece of theatre.

Rebecca Trehearne & Stewart Clarke
Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes
This production has more or less the same storyline as its movie counterpart, Sam and Molly move into a new apartment, go out for dinner, get confronted in an alleyway and Sam gets killed. He is now a Ghost and knows who killed him and why and sets out to stop the bad things happening. 

Musically, Dave Stewart has written some good songs, some which have an industrial feel to them in keeping with the locations of downtown Brooklyn and the city district, and of course the legendary Unchained Melody is present, along with the potters wheel.

Rebecca Trehearn sings nicely as Molly, showing good range in her vocals, playing opposite Stewart Clarke as Sam. But it is Wendy Mae Brown who blows you away as Oda Mae Brown – the infamous character played by Whoopi Goldberg in the film – as the psychic entrusted by Sam to help him. Add to this a strong ensemble, and you have a great cast on stage.

Ghost The Musical is still hugely successful and with this touring version on the road, it's good to see most of the original show in all it's glory. The set, the visuals, lighting, music and ensemble all combine to make this a great show to watch. 

4 stars ✭✭✭✭

Listings Info


Tue 07 - Sat 11
MAY 2013    MAY 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon

Tue 14 - Sat 01
MAY 2013    JUN 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at Edinburgh Playhouse, Edinburgh

Tue 02 - Sat 20
JUL 2013    JUL 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at Opera House Manchester, Manchester

Tue 27 - Sat 14
AUG 2013    SEP 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol

Tue 17 - Sat 28
SEP 2013    SEP 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

Tue 01 - Sat 19
OCT 2013    OCT 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at King's Theatre Glasgow, Glasgow

Tue 12 - Sat 23
NOV 2013    NOV 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Tue 26 - Sat 07
NOV 2013    DEC 2013
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at Sunderland Empire, Sunderland

Tue 17 - Sun 05
DEC 2013    JAN 2014
Click for more details and to book tickets for Ghost at New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, Birmingham


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