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Cast announced for UK tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN - Maxwell Caulfield, Faye Tozer & Vicky Binns to star

SMASH HIT WEST END PRODUCTION OF

 ON TOUR FROM NOVEMBER 2013

STAGE VERSION OF THE JOYOUS HOLLYWOOD CLASSIC STARS
MAXWELL CAULFIELD AS RF SIMPSON
WITH FAYE TOZER AND VICKY BINNS AS LINA LAMONT

OPENING AT THE MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE
ON WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2013

Following its recent sell-out season in London’s West End, Stage Entertainment UK is delighted to announce that the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of the musical SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will tour the UK and Ireland later this year.  Opening at Manchester Opera House on Wednesday 13 November 2013 (with previews from Saturday 9 November), the show will  play a Christmas and New Year season in Cardiff before visiting cities across the country.

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN will star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss ‘R.F. Simpson’, pop legend Faye Tozer and Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns who share the role of starlet ‘Lina Lamont’, James Leece as ‘Don Lockwood’, Amy Ellen Richardson as ‘Kathy Selden’ and Stephane Anelli as ‘Cosmo Brown’. Full tour schedule and casting per venue is detailed below and at www.singinintherain.co.uk

Maxwell Caulfield said “I am beyond thrilled to be hitting the road with Singin’ in the Rain.  As a huge fan of the original movie, the chance to bring this story to life on stage is something I couldn’t pass up and it’ll be great visiting some of the beautiful theatres on the tour, some I’ve been to previously, some are going to be a brand new experience for me.  Theatre work is a huge passion of mine and having dealt with a few studio bosses in my time too, I relish the opportunity to play RF Simpson in this glorious production”.

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?

Maxwell Caulfield is best known to TV audiences as Mark Wylde in ITV’s “Emmerdale”, Dr Jim Brodie in BBC1’s “Casualty” and “Holby City” and Miles Colby in both “Dynasty” and “The Colbys”. His film work includes the iconic “Grease 2” opposite Michelle Pfeiffer.  His theatre credits include Billy Flynn in “Chicago” in both the West End and on Broadway, “An Inspector Calls” at the National Theatre and “The Rocky Horror Show” on UK tour.

Faye Tozer is probably best known as one fifth of the internationally successful pop group Steps, who have sold more than 20 million records worldwide and had an unprecedented run on fourteen Top Ten singles.  The band reunited in 2012 following a ten year hiatus.  Her musical theatre credits include lead roles in “Tell Me on a Sunday”, “Me & My Girl” and the recent critically acclaimed “Tailor Made Man” at the Arts Theatre in London’s West End. 

Vicky Binns is known to millions as Molly Dobbs, Tyrone’s wife, in ITV’s “Coronation Street”, a role she played for five years.  Her exit from the soap came during the famous live Tram Crash episode, watched by over 16 million people.  Her other TV credits include the role of Ollie Reynolds in ITV1’s “Emmerdale”, a role she played for four years and the forthcoming “The Mill” for Channel 4.  Her theatre credits include “Alfie” at the Bolton Octagon and “Teechers”, “Perfect Pitch” and “A Kind of Loving”, all for Hull Truck Theatre Company.

This production of SINGIN’ THE RAIN opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre in summer 2011 and extended due to unprecedented public demand.  It then transferred to the iconic Palace Theatre in the West End in February 2012 where it received huge critical acclaim, four Olivier Award nominations, and played  to more than 750,000 happy audience members, some leaving the theatre a little wetter than when they arrived!

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.  Directed by Jonathan Church, with Olivier Award nominated choreography by Andrew Wright, the production is designed by Simon Higlett, with sound by Matt McKenzie and lighting by Tim Mitchell. 

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, which uses half a mile of flexible pipe work, a 10 tonne water tank and a water system that creates a downpour from above and flooding from below the stage, ‘raining’ (and recycling) over 12,000 litres of downpour per performance, is produced by Stage Entertainment UK in association with Chichester Festival Theatre.

The stage production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN is based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film and produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker Inc. This production is by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc. Music Published by EMI.


SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN - 2013/2014 TOUR

 9 – 30 November 2013                           
MANCHESTER OPERA HOUSE                    
Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

3 DECEMBER 2013 – 4 JANUARY 2014       
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, CARDIFF                   
Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

14 JANUARY – 1 FEBRUARY 2014              
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE                             
Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

4 – 15 FEBRUARY                                   
THEATRE ROYAL NOTTINGHAM            
Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

25 FEBRUARY – 15 MARCH 2014               
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH               
Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

18 MARCH – 5 APRIL 2014                       
BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME
Faye Tozer as Lina Lamont
ON SALE SOON

8 – 19 APRIL                                         
EASTBOURNE CONGRESS                  
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE SOON

22 APRIL – 3 MAY                                  
LIVERPOOL EMPIRE                         
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW


6 – 17 MAY                                           
BELFAST GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE SOON

20 MAY – 8 JUNE                     
BORD GÁIS THEATRE DUBLIN
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE AUTUMN 2013

17 – 28 JUNE                           
THEATRE ROYAL PLYMOUTH
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE SOON

1 – 13 JULY                                           
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

22 JULY – 9 AUGUST                              
BRISTOL HIPPRODROME
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

12 – 24 AUGUST                                  
KING’S THEATRE GLASGOW
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

2 – 13 SEPTEMBER                                
BRADFORD ALHAMBRA                       
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont
ON SALE NOW

16 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER                   
MAYFLOWER SOUTHAMPTON
Vicky Binns as Lina Lamont

ON SALE NOW

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