Chichester Festival Theatre’s Olivier nominated production of Singin’ in the Rain has announced the full cast to join Adam Cooper at Sadler’s Wells theatre from July.
The show will play a strictly limited run at Sadler’s Wells from 30 July to 5 September 2021, ahead of a 2022 UK tour.
Former professional Strictly Come Dancing favourite Kevin Clifton (Rock of Ages, Burn the Floor, Dirty Dancing) is joining the cast to play Cosmo Brown.
Also, Steps and stage star Faye Tozer (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Me and My Girl, Tell me on a Sunday) will play leading lady Lina Lamont.
Principal casting is completed by Charlotte Gooch (Strictly Ballroom, Top Hat, Dirty Dancing) as aspiring actress Kathy Seldon and Cavin Cornwall (Disney’s Aladdin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as film producer, RF Simpson.
Acclaimed star Adam Cooper is returning to the show playing Don Lockwood, having earned critical acclaim in the role at Chichester Festival Theatre and again when the show transferred to London’s Palace Theatre.
Further casting includes Sandra Dickinson, who will appear as Dora Bailey, Michael Matus as Roscoe Dexter and Imogen Brook as Zelda Zanders. The ensemble features Briana Craig, Alistair Crosswell, Lavinia Fitzpatrick, Alex Given, Ryan Gover, Ashleigh Graham, Harriet Samuel-Gray, Molly Rees Howe, Thomas Inge, Robin Kent, Sam Lips, Joshua Lovell, George Lyons, Heather Scott Martin, Amonik Melaco, Ashleigh Morris, Peter Nash, Megan Spiers, and Ellie May Wilson.
Singin’ in the Rain will also reunite the original director Jonathan Church with choreographer Andrew Wright.
This production of Singin’ in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre and extended due to unprecedented public demand, before a transfer to London which received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.
The production was originally scheduled for 2020 but had to postpone its Sadler’s Wells run due to the coronavirus.
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 original film starred Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor and Debbie Reynolds.