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“What a glorious feelin’!”

Singin’ in the Rain

Friday 1 July–Saturday 16 July 2016

a New Vic, Octagon Theatre, Bolton and Salisbury Playhouse production

Director: Elizabeth Newman
Musical Director
Re-orchestration and additional arrangements: Richard Reeday
Choreography by Siân Williams

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.
Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
(Original movie choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)
Produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F . Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.


One of the greatest musicals of all time, live on stage! Made famous by stunning tap dance routines and memorable music, it’s Singin’ in the Rain in all its technicolour glory, with live music, dance, and, of course, rain!

Silent movie stars Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are riding high, loved by audiences and studio execs alike – but not by each other! They couldn’t be more different. And they’re even more at odds when the ‘talkies’ come along – a disaster for Lina, whose vocal range leaves a lot to be desired.

Desperate for the box office favourites to remain at the top, a talented chorus girl, Kathy, is brought in to provide Lina’s singing voice, setting off a series of events that no movie exec could ever have scripted…

Featuring all the memorable songs from the 1952 MGM film, including Good Morning, Make ‘Em Laugh, and, of course, Singin’ in the Rain!


Pre-show family tour 12.30pm Sat 9 July
Please call Box Office for details.


To Produced by arrangement with Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F . Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.
Presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

The approximate finish time is 10.10pm

This includes a 20 minute interval

Friday 1 July–Saturday 16 July 2016


Photo Gallery

Image by Richard Davenport


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“puts a smile on your face…”

Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“a joyous piece…”

Anne Hill, British Theatre Guide
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“a production that delivers…”

Sharon MacDonald-Armitage, Reviews Hub
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“a total joy…”

Lesley Bates, Musical Theatre Review

“a magical production…”

Rosalind Saul, Bolton News
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“want to run down the aisles and join in…”

May Maelstrom, Reviews Hub

“the dancing is just breathtaking…”

Brendan McCusker, Southern Daily Echo

“great songs, great performances . . . definitely recommended…”

David Chadderton, British Theatre Guide
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“two and a half hours of pure entertainment…”

Steve Howarth, Manchester Evening News

“superb . . . can't recommend it enough…”

John Hargreaves, Native Monster

“a piece of perfection…”

William Stafford, Bum On A Seat
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“pure theatrical class…”

Carol Lovatt, Reviews Hub
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“sheer unbridled exuberance…”

Chris Eldon Lee, Staffordshire What's On
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Rob Stanway, At The Theatre


Danielle Booker, The Sentinel

“the whole audience gave them a standing ovation…”

Steve Orme, British Theatre Guide

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