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Singin' in the Rain
BASED ON THE CLASSIC METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER FILM
Screenplay By BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN
Songs By NACIO HERB BROWN and ARTHUR FREED
VenuePrincess of Wales Theatre
September 23, 2022 - October 23, 2022
Season2021/22 Main Season
Director JONATHAN CHURCH
Set & Costume Designer SIMON HIGLETT
Choreographer ANDREW WRIGHT
Sam Lips (Don Lockwood), Charlotte Gooch (Kathy Selden), Alastair Crosswell (Cosmo Brown), Faye Tozer (Lina Lamont), Michael Brandon (RF Simpson).
This production is famous for its use of on-stage rain. Over 14,000 litres of water, the equivalent of 5 tonnes, are used at every performance (Here’s a list of things which also weigh 5 tonnes: 2 Rhinos, 11 Grand Pianos and 30 Panda Bears.) Before you accuse the show of being environmentally irresponsible, you should know that all the water used is recovered, cleaned and used again. The water is heated to 37 degrees (for performer comfort — there’s nothing quite as effective at ruining the mood than freezing cold showers), and it takes 15 minutes to drain all the water after each performance. This ingeniously designed effect also uses 100 metres of heavy duty rubber hose. Be aware that audience members seated in the very front row may feel a few drops of water. There is no extra charge for this “immersive” experience.