Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Singin’ in the Rain will embark on a major UK and Ireland tour in 2021.
The Olivier-award nominated show will open at Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury on Thursday 21 January 2021 and will travel to Newcastle, Nottingham, Leeds, Edinburgh, Southend, Birmingham, Cardiff, Sheffield, Aberdeen, Southampton and Bradford. Further tour dates to be announced.
Prior to the UK tour the show will play a summer season at London’s Sadler’s Wells and then travel to Tokyo, Japan for its third season.
Directed by Jonathan Church with choreography by Andrew Wright, this acclaimed production premiered at Chichester in 2012 before transferring to the Palace Theatre in London where it was nominated for four Olivier awards including best choreography.
Singin’ in the Rain is a lighthearted romantic comedy set in Hollywood in the late 1920s; with three stars portraying performers caught up in the transition from silent films to ‘the talkies’.
The production uses 100 metres of heavy rubber hose to create a downpour from above and flooding from below the stage, ‘raining’ (and recycling) over 6,000 litres of downpour per performance. For those wondering how the performers cope, the water is heated to a balmy 37 degrees for their comfort.
Casting for the UK tour and summer season at Sadler’s Wells to be announced.
The production is produced by Michael Harrison Entertainment and Jonathan Church Productions.